GSA SAARC
GSA SAARC
CATEGORIES
CATEGORIES

We have 14 categories under startup segment and 6 categories under ecosystem segment. Come become a legend, we will recognize and appreciate each categories during our awards night.

STARTUP CATEGORY


Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, impact, sales, with their product and/or services. Apply for Startup Of The Year

Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with their product/service. Apply for Best Newcomer

A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership. Apply for Founder of the Year

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and/or environmental issues aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Apply for Best Social Impact Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service to support or enable banking and financial services. Apply for Best FinTech Startup

Startup founded by a student that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with or without support from an educational institution/incubator/accelerator. Apply for Best Student Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and most efficient and powerful application of deep tech / artificial intelligence / big data to reinvent how businesses and societies develop solutions to previously unsolvable problems. Apply for Best Deep Tech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology to keep people healthier and/or improve the ability to diagnose and treat illness. Apply for Best Health Tech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology which is on the leading edge of space research and sciences. Apply for Best Space Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technologies like CRISPR and its likes, who are leading biotech R&D that target life sciences, healthcare and agricultural development. Apply for Best Biotech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that target agricultural development and productivity. Apply for Best AgriTech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that has improved the education sector by either enhancing the existing system or providing a complete alternative. Apply for Best EduTech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a seamless integration of technology (which can be electronic or functional behaviour of material) by using some of the best textile manufacturing techniques or the best R&D in providing a sustainable alternative to clothing. Apply for Best Fashion Tech Startup

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing solutions or products that target better connectivity, digitalization and managing the city infrastructure in urban development. Apply for Best Smart City Solution

ECOSYSTEM CATEGORY


An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment. Apply for Investor of the Year

A coworking space/maker space that deserves the recognition for its services, support and resources to fast-growth tech startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation. Apply for Best Coworking Space

A fixed short-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise. Apply for Best Accelerator Program

An Incubation program that is a unique and highly flexible with combination of business development processes, infrastructure, seed funding and people designed to nurture new and small startups/individuals by helping them to survive and grow through the difficult and vulnerable early stages of development. Apply for Best Incubation Program

An individual or company that has displayed passion for the startup scene by providing insightful and impacting coverage as either a blogger or a journalist. It could be based on stories shared with impact, original/creative angles, perseverance interest in the topic. Apply for Best Startup Journalist

A startup ecosystem initiative can be an event, a program, a project, an agenda etc. initiated by individuals, community building organisations, corporates & government that has empowered and supported entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Apply for Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

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