India's Most Coveted Awards for innovative software product companies
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Emerge 50 Awards is India's most prestigious & prominent awards in the Software Product Industry, with the mission to find and recognize the most innovative software product companies who would be the future trendsetters of Techade from India.

Emerge 50 is synonymous with high caliber, innovative software product companies helmed by never-say-die entrepreneurs and has been consistently successful in spotting these emerging companies way before they achieve their pinnacle. Thus, providing greater visibility to the dark horses of the future. The winners are the startups and emerging companies that the world watch out for!

The 2020 edition of the awards is all set to get bigger and bolder. The competition is always getting tougher for India’s Most Innovative Top 50 Emerging Software Product Companies. The product landscape now exceeds the limit of software and finds synergy in hardware and other bodies of science. The jury too is stringent in their desire to recognize products that utilize deep technologies or those that are a results of intensive research. Vertical domain focus is an added advantage.

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Eligibility Criteria

Emerge 50 awards follows a very structured approach to identify the most deserving & innovative solutions & they have to abide by certain parameters.

  • The nominee must be 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.
  • The nominated product should be a commercialized Product (not an idea/prototype/under development). No POC accounted i.e. Product should have paying customers.
  • The total company revenue should not be more than INR 100 Crore.

Evaluation Parameters

Our evaluation criteria is comprehensive and well-aligned with the ever-evolving innovation and transparent for nominees.
  • 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
Award Categories

Emerge 50 Awards categories & selection criteria is aligned to reflect & capture the current business transformational areas. Each nomination in the listed categories is reviewed and validated using a multi-tried process & accessed by our knowledge partner & a panel of independent judges composed of industry experts & veterans.

  • Fintech

    Any business that uses technology to enhance or automate financial services and processes. Subcategories includes solutions for Digital lending, WealthTech, Insurance, Cryptocurrencies, Payments, Investment Tech etc.​

  • Health Tech

    Tech solutions developed for the purpose of improving any and all aspects of healthcare system. From telemedicine to online health information, diagnostics, wellness, hospital administration, healthcare analytics & life sciences tech.

  • Retail Tech​

    As the structure of the market and consumer expectations change, many retail and consumer products businesses are turning to technology to reshape the way they work and how they serve their customers. This category caters to solutions from Predictive Analytics, Customer Experience, E-commerce enablers, In Store Retail Tech, E-commerce logistics, B2B E-commerce & Fashion Tech etc.​

  • Logistics / Supply Chain

    This category has seen massive advancement within a short span, the use cases range from shipment tracking systems, last mile delivery to automated drone delivery, GPS tracking, Vehicle tracking & monitoring etc​

  • SaaS

    New business models are emerging within SaaS landscape leading to further diversification of this market. This categories includes companies offering vertical & horizontal solutions ranging from Mobile SaaS to BI and analytics. ​

  • Enterprise​

    This category covers the solutions ranging from Cloud infrastructure, Enterprise Mobility, DevOps, Collaboration tools, Business Intelligence, Remote working tools, Adtech, Marketing Tech, Automation, CRM, SCM​

  • Bharat

    This unique category caters to those innovative solutions who solve some of the toughest problems of India in a scalable manner using technology. It include building affordable solutions that impact the Bharat Segment- the people at the grassroots level like Voice enabled products, Video, Vernacular, citizen services, Agriculture, Pollution, Sanitisation, Waste & Water Management etc

  • IoT Hardware & Devices

    IoT hardware is a critical component of a full IoT solution. This category includes products built using IoT ranging from IoT devices, sensors, actuators and gateways to IoT platforms.​

  • Strategic sector

    The software product solutions made for resolving problems in defence sector, Energy, Environment, Smart Cities etc feature under this category​

  • Cybersecurity

    Covers the software product solutions like Network security, endpoint security, IAM (Identity & Access Management), Security Analytics, BYOD security, Data & device security, data privacy, anti-theft, Anti-spy software, Identity theft etc.​