2017-18 UK'sTECH Rocketship Awards for Indian Startups

2017-18 UK'sTECH Rocketship Awards for Indian Startups

Posted by P. Charitha on October 30th 2017

The 2017-18 UK TECH Rocketship Awards, is targeting India’s top tech entrepreneurs and scale-up businesses. Through the TECH Rocketship Awards they are looking to help the next batch of leading young Indian entrepreneurs scale-up and go global via the UK. With nearly a third of all Indian investment into the UK is in tech and telecommunications Britain is fully-committed to supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Startup India’ mandate. 
 
Award Packages
As part of this they are offering 7 prize packages to the UK.Lucky Start-ups will receive a fully paid-for business development and partnership programme. The competition winners’ trip to the UK will include opportunities to pitch to UK Venture Capitalits, a programme at London Tech Week, curated partnerships with established UK companies like Harper Adams University and Sensor City and exposure to the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem, financial services and R&D opportunities. They will also get a chance to spend quality time with companies across the UK.  
The awards, an initiative by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in India, have been running for the past three years.

Award Categories
This year’s six award categories - Fin-tech, Med-tech, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing & Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence – reflect some of the areas of greatest potential in terms of opportunity and demand in the UK and India.  Apart from the above six categories there is a special category called the ‘Judges Award for Creativity’which will be given to a company with a scalable idea and proven business model.  

Jury
This year the awards will be judged by significant Indian entrepreneurs and thought-leaders like Indian Angel Network(IAN)’s founder Saurabh Srivastava, Kiran Muzamdar Shaw, etc. Click here for the judges profile: https://www.events.trade.gov.uk/tech-rocketship-awards-2017-18-/speakers/index/,//
The awards are being delivered with assistance from Indian Angel Network, alongside number of other delivery partners including Startupbootcamp, T-Hub, TiE Delhi, Deloitte and other potential funders. 

Call for Applications
Applications are open to Indian tech entrepreneurs under 40 in India who have been operating a company created from the year 2000 onwards. 
Closing date for entries: 9th December 2017 at 23:59 IST 
 
Click  here to Apply for the TECH Rocketship Awards https://ditevents.wufoo.eu/forms/tech-rocketship-awards-201718

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