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The National Startup Awards 2020 declared its result on the 6th of October, 2020. In 12 sectors and 35 sub-sectors, entries were received from all across India. Highly recognized ecosystem leaders were invited to the jury.
The recognized National Startup Awards disclosed its result on 6th October 2020. The motto of the National Startup Awards is to acknowledge and reward the startups, excelling in their criteria and building ingenious products, solutions, or scalable enterprises, simultaneously generating employment and demonstrating measurable social impact.
Only the 'DPIIT' recognized startups that have the product in the market, own all trade specific registrations, and have no insolvencies in audited financial testimonies were eligible to participate.
12 sectors and 35 sub-sectors, including agriculture, education, finance, energy, urban-services, education, technology, health, space, food, security, tourism, campus, and others had filled their entries.
Women-led startups and those who affect rural areas were two special categories. Incubators and accelerators were another two special criteria for entries.
Entries were received across all over India including Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and more. Where Karnataka marked the highest number of entries (418), Maharashtra remained the second-highest (276) and Delhi stood third-highest for the number of applications (175).
For the jury, highly recognized ecosystem leaders were invited. The following are some of the names of the jury members. Debjani Ghosh (President, NASSCOM), Avelo Roy(MD, Kolkata Ventures), Anjali Bansal(Founder, Avaana Capital), Chetan Anand(Director, PwC| Startups&Innovations), Ajay Kakra(Executive Director, PwC| Argi&Food), Geetika Dayal(Executive Director, TiE Delhi), Dr. Ajay Garg(Scientist F MeiTy), Dilip Asbe(MD&CEO, NPCI).
5 lakhs each was awarded to the winning startups of their respective categories. According to the DPIIT official press statement, for potential master projects and work orders, they were also provided with the opportunity to set up their product to the public authorities and corporates.
While the incubators and accelerator categories were given 15 lakhs each.