The second edition of SuperStartUps Awards, a platform to recognise the most loved start-ups in Asia was concluded successfully in New Delhi recently. SuperStarUps Asia 2018 is a recognition for excellence in the Asian start-up world.
The initiative was the second edition of the SuperStartUps Awards that debuted in 2016 with a vision of providing something of incredible value to its winners that would differentiate it from other start-ups competitions. With an aim to increase awareness and support the growth of start-ups across Asia the award ceremony was graced by presence of many eminent personalities like Shivjeet Kullar, Council leader for Startups; Vikram Mathur, Investment advisor for startups; Amitesh Mullick Research Head for Startups, Mohit Hira and many more.
Celebrating the best in the start-up domain, the whole fraternity came together to celebrate excellence and to raise a toast to outstanding achievements in the industry so far –
Winners: WhatsLoan, VanityCask, CoverFox, Droom, Aye Finance, StanzaLiving, Josh Talks, Netmeds, Yaantra, PhonePe, Chqbook, Chevon, The office Pass, Smytten, Students Inn, SeekNShop, Bisbo, Clovia, Joboy, Yaapna, Littlemore, LeagueSX, Thinqbot, Scofelabs, Niki.ai, multiflats.com, PriyoShop, MyDeal.lk.
“We are really proud that we were able to put up a great show which brought together the brightest leaders from various start-up verticals under one roof. With the second edition of SuperStartUps Awards, we have gone bigger and have increased our horizons this time. We have extended this property by increasing the scale of this initiative; the startups which got chosen for various award categories were not just from India but abroad as well. India, as you know, holds a very important place in the global start-up scenario, hence an award like this holds a lot of value. Also this time, we took SuperStartUps beyond awards and into workshops and knowledge sessions,” said Shivjeet Kullar, Council Leader of SuperStartUps Awards.
The winners of the award were chosen by the netizens of the world–for at the end of the day, the success of a startup depends on how resonant its product is among the masses. With this vision, SuperStartUps Asia undertook extensive research to ascertain the array of companies that were creating buzz and making an impact. In 2017, the SuperStartUps India Awards celebrated companies changing the Indian startup landscape and this year, the same awards went global, recognising excellence across Asia.
In an unprecedented online election comprising over 15,000 reviews from across Asia with 1, 00,000 questions answered on different parameters, the SuperStartUps Asia finalists were decided. SuperStartUps Asia recognized and felicitated deserving companies in the segments like fantasy gaming, artificial intelligence, fintech amongst others.
Being a SuperStartUp provides its winners with the ultimate validation – it shows companies how the public is reacting to their idea. Accompanied by a research report, they got a holistic understanding of what aspects of their business are working and what needs to be tweaked to provide a product that is universally lauded. Furthermore, they got access to the who’s who of the investor board from across Asia to secure funding for expanding their operations.
The SuperStartUp label is the highest form of recognition – a certification of entrepreneurial excellence and the ultimate seal that the company is customer-approved. Any start-up that has
an online model and is operating in India, Dubai, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia, is eligible to enter for acceptance in the SuperStartUps program. SuperStartUp allows the start-up to be classified as one of a kind startup, receive a top of the line research report with all relevant success parameters, and receive the trophy at a high profile function; winners are guaranteed access to opening doors of conversations with investors and fundraisers in India, China and Southeast Asia.
The monitoring council of the project was led by Shivjeet Kullar and included Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder of Info Edge; Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO of MakeMyTrip; ad-man Prahlad Kakkar; and Valerie Pinto, CEO of Weber Shandwick.