Participants applying for AWARDS should be Indian entities.
Super scribe the envelope for sending the NOMINATION FORM: Start-Up & TechAwards ,2016
You can enclose separate sheets, if the aforesaid rows stand out to be insufficient.
All the documents, write-up, extra sheets etc needs to be signed and sealed by the
Director/CEO of the organization without which the documents would be
Brief write-up of 500-1000 words outlining the activities undertaken towards
contribution to the field of AWARD applied for. In case you are applying for more
than one AWARD, please enclose a separate write-up and appendix for each
All supporting documents should be attached in an appropriate order.
The brochure/printout highlighting the innovation features.
Terms & Conditions
The decision of the jury panel would be final and binding in all respect.
In case of any dispute the matter shall be dealt under Delhi jurisdiction only.
All nominations must reach ASSOCHAM Regional Office SCO 55, 56, 57 Sector 8-C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.
Co Founder WE Excel Software & Appworx IT Solutions
CEO ( Skill Development and Excellence centers)
Executive Director SACC And Legal Head Netsmartz
Vice President - Digital Marketing / Strategic E-commerce Planning & Consulting
Chancellor Chandigarh University
Prof P K Khosla
Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University
Dr Jagmohan Oberoi
Director General Ganpati group of Institutes
Dr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal
Chairman, Baba Farid Group of Institutions
Founder & CEO - Netsmartz
Manipal Dhariwal is a first generation, globally recognized serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of Industry experience. He is responsible for creating a footprint of excellence in the IT business universally. In spite of business footprints in more than 4 continents and being a true Punjabi at heart, he moved back to the roots with an intent to see home region grow to its maximum potential. In addition to founding multiple state award winning IT companies like Netsmartz, Sebiz InfoTech, and APPWorx, he supports the portfolio of more than 10 startups from the region. He has successfully mentored over 50 IT oriented Startups in the last 10 years.
With contributing business investments of over 100 crores in the region, he has successfully created over 600 direct jobs and around 2000 indirect jobs in India, especially in the Panjab and Delhi NCR region.
Along with his ongoing business, he is also responsible for steering the SACC India Chapter as its serving President. SACC (Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce) is a Startup centric body with a prominent base in North India. His vision for SACC is "to improve the condition of mankind, through the medium of entrepreneurship" and he firmly believes in it.
In addition to SACC, Manipal Dhariwal is also collaborating with other like-minded institutions to foster the Startup culture in the region. Manipal Dhariwal is the Chairman of IT & ITES Entrepreneurship/StartUp Committee (ASSOCHAM), a Charter Member of TiE, Member of CII and Member of IACC.
In addition to being an avid golfer, his philanthropic passions include:
- Promoting Entrepreneurship
- Social Causes & Campaigns
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Accelerating SMEs & Startups
- Improving Education Infrastructure
- Giving back to Society
Director at ASSOCHAM ( The Associated Chamber of Commerce Of India )
Managing Director at PKV Advisors
Managing Director at PKV Advisors
Founder TT Consultants
Jitin Talwar wears several hats that of an Attorney as well as an Inventor and an entrepreneur.
He represents fortune clients at the Indian Patent office and also subsequent litigations, consulting on portfolio management, design around, compulsory license avoidance and Prior Art Searches.
His current venture is the worlds largest patent database that utilizes API technology and proprietary algorithms, that make searching automated and much more intelligent.
XLPAT is now the worlds largest technical database that utilizes API technology and proprietary algorithms that make patent searching automated and more intelligent.
Before XLPAT, Jitin worked towards founding and setting up TT Consultants which now is an established multi national firm and clients in excess of 40 countries spread over 5 continents.
Founder & Managing Director at Innovative Financial Management ( IFM )
Partner-Transaction Advisory Services & Practice Leader -Punjab at EY
Sr Director India : HR & Operations
Sr Director India : HR & Operations
Chairman- Regional Education Committee
Satnam Singh Sandhu
Chancellor, Chandigarh University and Chairman at chandigarh group of collages, Mohali,Punjab
Founder and CEO Ekant Associates
He is a seasoned professional raised and educated in Chandigarh is an entrepreneur at heart and a visionary, who is also the founder and CEO of Ekant Associates (Leading Law Firm) ; he is an accomplished advocate with a history of promoting effective legal, finance and business solutions that foster sustainable corporate growth for domestic and international business operations. Broad-based transactional experience with private and public companies, which is complemented by an in depth understanding of the litigation process.
Before joining SACC India, Ekant has also served the Global entrepreneurial organization, TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Chandigarh Chapter as its Associate Director for Chandigarh and Panjab Chapter, for nearly 2 years. In less than 5 years he has mentored over 300 entrepreneurs and companies, he is associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2010 as a mentor and a guiding light.
Fostering entrepreneurship in the region is a kind of passion to Ekant and in this pursuit he is also managing the first ever co-working space for Startups in Panjab, named "STARTUP IN A BOX" www.startupinabox.in
On a personal level he is a self-driven person who always like to uplift the society, he is a accomplished motivator , has been awarded many number of times for his contribution towards the growth of society. He is also a spiritual person always thriving to become a better human being, desirous to learn from every creation of almighty.
He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, a Bachelors Degree in Law and a Masters in Business Administration.
- Member of Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association
- Member of District Bar Association of Chandigarh
- Member of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana
- Core Member – Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce
- Member of TiE - The Indus Entrepreneurs Punjab and Chandigarh
- Member of Lake Sports Club Chandigarh
- Member – Meharban Fitness Center (MFC)
Director at Access Infotech Pvt ltd
JB (as he commonly known) has a rich and varied experience in providing IT solutions, High availability solutions and management experience ranging from strategic program management to managing software delivery. He has over 20 years of experience as an IT solutions architect for a variety of clients ranging from small business and start-ups to large corporate and international entities. He possesses strong leadership skills exemplified through his experience in varied prestigious projects both in Government as well as private sectors
With JB’s experience Access Infotech has emerged as leading IT solutions provider in North India as well has been able to mark its pan – India presence in providing ERP solutions as well transform business operations into optimized automated solutions that helps partners and clients successfully focus on their core competencies, improve quality, speed time-to-market, and increase profitability by offloading their software development tasks onto us. Before establishing Access Infotech, he worked for Wipro Infotech as Franchisee Manager – North. He holds an graduate degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Thapar institute of Engineering Technology, Patiala, Punjab.
Yatin K Thakur
Serial Entrepreneur, Social Architect, Founder @ CoworkIn | Startup India, IVLP Alum
Startup Entrepreneur, Core Team Chandigarh Angels Network