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Jury members tell us what's new about Emerge50 2018

Blog Post created by NASSCOM Product Moderator on Jun 19, 2018

We asked our esteemed jury members about Emerge50 2018 is different and what can the startups look forward to.

 

Vinod Sood is the MD of Hughes Systique, Member NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council and mentor of the Deep Tech Club. He has also been an Emerge50 Jury for last 8 years. 

 

1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?

 Over the years Emerge50 platform has been able to identify promising startups which later went on to become the poster boys of the startup world, got featured as hot/coolest startups, got funded etc. Some of these amongst others are – Capillary, HackerEarth, Razorpay, FarEye, Eko, Unbxd, Stellaps. So it is a great opportunity for any emerging tech startup who aspires to get to the bigger league.

 

2. What would you advice tech startups participating in Emerge 50?

The startups should focus on conveying to the jury how their product is servicing a unique niche or solving a problem which has a large impact and how technology is a core part of the solution. They should also show how the product or solution is scalable and what their Go To Market plan is.

 

 3. Given so many emerging tech segments, how will Emerge 50 2018 be different?

I think Emerge50 2018 is different as it gives a platform for product/tech startups spread across a vide range of domains to demonstrate their offering. Be it EduTech, HealthTech, FinTech, RetailTech, Logistics, AgriTech, Manufacturing, DeepTech, Security, SaaS platforms etc. everyone has an opportunity to make a mark.

 

Milind Hanchinmani is the Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Developer Relations Division at Intel Corporation and Member of NASSCOM Product Council

 

1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?

Emerge50 has been synonym and a brand for top innovative, emerging start-ups in India. By being Emerge winner, you could get greater visibility and brand plus greater opportunity for networking among other companies for possible collaboration. I highly recommend any start-up who fits criteria to nominate for Emerge 50 awards!

 

2. What would you advice tech startups participating in Emerge 50?

Please focus on crisply articulating your product , key problem it solves, technology , market opportunity and why your product is unique and key differentiation among competition. The competition is always tough and we do get different companies offering similar product and the bar is pretty high for winners and jurors are increasingly looking at these aspects. Any IP/patent, please highlight!

 

3. Given so many emerging tech segments, how will Emerge 50 2018 be different?

This is a big year with 10th anniversary! And Being named top 10 on 10th year anniversary would be great! Also, with AI, Block chain and many technology startups emerging, it is going to be more tough and more interesting this year than ever and winners would get a chance to be showcased @ NPC 2018 (we are looking at doing some interesting changes @ NPC as well!)

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