NASSCOM EMERGE 50 2016
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NASSCOM Emerge 50 2017 Awards are a marathon search for India’s Most Innovative Top 50 Emerging Software Product Companies. This will be characterized by a mixture of burgeoning success stories and promising start-ups that are coming up with exciting new solutions. These are the startups and emerging companies to watch out for! It is interesting to see how product landscape now exceeds the limit of software and finds synergy in hardware and other bodies of science.

Overview

Opportunities Galore!

  • Felicitation at India’s Biggest IT event - NASSCOM Product Conclave, 2-3 November, Bangalore
  • Showcase at NPC Bangalore.
  • Worldwide Recognition of Your Innovative Excellence
  • Showcase of companies to the CXOs and Investors community
  • Local, National, & Industry-wide media coverage
  • Opportunity to participate in trade delegations
  • A Registered/Incorporated Indian IT Product Company.
    OR Companies founded in India, but later moved to a foreign land for business reason and still has majority workforce in India.
  • Nomination should be a Commercialized Product (not an idea/prototype/under development). No POC accounted i.e. Product should have paying customers.
  • Total company revenue not more than INR 100 Crore.

Who Should Nominate

Evaluation Parameters

  • Emphasis on Innovation, Technology, Value Differentiations, Design
  • Understanding of Markets & Target Audience with Focus on Customer Opportunities
  • Co-founders' Credibility, Growth Parameters & Attractiveness to Investors
  • Focus on Industry Specific Products, like FinTech, HealthTech, AgriTech, EduTech, AdTech etc
  • High calibre usage of latest technology, AI/ML, Blockchain, AR/VR/MR, IoT, Bigdata/ analytics

Selection Process

Nominations are invited in given format
Initial Shortlisting based on product, Market, vertical, technology adn business excellence
A panel of Jury rate shortlisted nominations to select Emerge 50
Felicitation and showcase at NPC B'lore
  • Applications are invited from Innovative Product companies refer eligibility Criteria above.
  • Companies will be shortlisted based on their Product, Market, Business, Vertical and Technology excellences.
  • The shortlisted companies will present to a select panel of experts from the Industry (Jury) during September first week.
  • Based on Jury rating, Top 50 will selected as Emerge 50 companies of 2017
  • League of 10 (top 10) of Emerge 50 will felicitated with awards at NPC 2017, Bangalore
  • All Emerge 50 awardees will be showcased at NPC, covered in media and NASSCOM will do their detail profiling.

EMERGE 50 in past

B2R (Business to rural)

It is quite literally transforming lives in Uttarakhand. B2R is a rural BPO. It provides knowledge based business support services mainly data crunching. In three years has grown from a 22 member team to 235 members and from one centre to five centres. Dhiraj Dolwani is the co-founder and ceo of B2R Technologies.
Vzury Interactive Solutions

It was founded by Chetan Kulkarni. It is a digital CRM company focused on empowering online businesses to engage with their customers. The product, Visitor Relationship Management delivers personalised ads converting website visitor drop-offs into customers with a data driven approach.
Foradian Technologies Limited

It is betting big on the education sector. Unni Krishnan of Foradian Technologies has built and open source enterprise, a school management system which provides an efficient way to manage an institutions and its data.
Rolocule

Anuj Tandon and Rohit Gupta decided to turn their passion for gaming into serious business and rolocule was born in 2010. Creating simple to play games for smart phones and tablets, rolocule games have already touched more than 1.6 million downloads in over 100 countries.
IKen

As more and more businesses are shifting their focus towards customer centricity, the demand for personalised analysis (not sure) has only increased. Betting big on this opportunity, Siddharth Goyal’s found 'iKen". With a number of mobile phones in India crossing the 900 million mark this year, more and more startups are betting big on the mobile telephony business both in terms of applications for smart phones and other tech related enhancements. Here are the next five startups from the NASSCOM emerge ten 2012 companies that are betting on mobile telephony, innovation and cloud based technology.
Knowlarity Communications

Ambarish Gupta and Pallav Pandey started Knowlarity Communications in 2009 with a dream to provide SMEs and enterprise innovative, inexpensive cloud telephony based products. Knowlarity is targeting a turnover of Rs 30 crore in the next fiscal.
mCarbon

Another company providing telephone based solutions in the value-added services space is mCarbon. Founded in 2008 by Rajesh Razdan and Brij Mohan Mahendru, mCarbon delivers contexts of well offerings that allow communication service providers like Airtel, Vodafone and Docomo to create and deliver smarter and valuable services like ‘do not disturb’ and 'manage your call'.
Reverie Language Technologies

Taking into account the digital explosion and increasing reach of mobile phones Arvind Pani founded Reverie Language Technologies in 2009. This enables text communication for complex languages on digital platforms like mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes and navigation devices. Currently supporting 32 languages including 22 Indian languages Reverie clocked a turnover of Rs 1 crore last year.
Knolskape

Founded by Rajiv Jayaraman in 2008 Knolskape is a serious gaming and simulation company focused on training managers and aspiring management students at top B-schools. With clients in south East Asia, India, Middle East and the US, Knolskape creates multimedia case studies with immersive storylines for learners who go on to the next level after solving the previous ones. With a turnover of Rs 3 crore Rajiv wants to transform classrooms and boardrooms using innovative technology.
Asteor Software

Co-founded by Shankar Krishnamoorthy, Asteor Software offers software as a service or offers a software delivery model in which software is hosted on cloud. Having roped in ten customers so far and touching revenues of Rs 66 lakh Shankar and his team hope to touch Rs 1.4 crore this year and breakeven by 2015.