Awardees

9th Edition of CII SR Entrepreneur Awards 2018

CII Southern Region has been organizing the Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards annually to encourage and showcase successful emerging entrepreneurs from Southern Region.

The objective of this award is to recognize, showcase and provide the necessary handholding to these entrepreneurs to scale up in their businesses. The 9th Edition of CII Southern Region Entrepreneur Awards 2018 and a One day Entrepreneurship Conclave is scheduled on 14th February 2019 in Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.

Category of Awards

  • Start-up Awards
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Awards
  • Entrepreneur Awards

Eligibility Criteria of Awards

Startup Awards

  • Start-up to be registered with operations in South India
  • Start-up should be up to five years from the date of incorporation
  • Turnover of the Start-up should not have exceeded Rupees 25 Crores for any of the financial years
  • Start-up working towards innovation, development, deployment, and commercialization of new products, manufacturing, processes, or services driven by technology or intellectual property

Emerging Entrepreneur Awards

  • Company to be registered with operations in South India
  • First Generation Entrepreneur
  • Truly Innovative, Scalable & Sustainable business ideas
  • Company should have turnover from 25 - 250 Crores

Entrepreneur Awards

  • Company to be registered with operations in South India
  • Company should have turnover more than 250 Crores
  • Truly sustainable and profitable business

Selection Criteria for Entrepreneur Awards

(Our selection will be based on the following)

  • Leadership, culture and values: This majorly points out to how your organisation invests in its employees as well as the values ethics that drive it.
  • Innovation: We look for companies that are providing creative and leading edge solutions that add real value to the lives of customers
  • Profitability: Your business should be commercially sustainable and demonstrate a robust financial position
  • Long term Business Strategy: Your business should demonstrate a sound and coherent strategy for future growth and continued value addition
  • Social & Economic impact on communities: Your business should be adding value to their communities. We are looking for companies that have a demonstrable commitment to using business for social impact

Past 8 edition - a recap

In the past edition of the awards, CII had recognized entrepreneurs for their excellence in concept, strategy & scaling-up, Niche Market Initiative and Entrepreneurship with a social face and more such unique practices.

CII SR has been organizing the Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards annually to encourage and showcase successful emerging entrepreneurs from Southern Region

The CII-SR Regional Emerging Entrepreneur Awards in a short span of five editions has established itself firmly as an inspirational & aspirational award amongst the entrepreneurial community. Few of our past award winners include, Flipkart, MARG, Univercell, Sakthi Masala, TVS, Redbus.in, etc.

  • 2018

    3 categories of Awards - Startups, Emerging Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs

  • 2017

    First Generation Entrepreneurs

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  • 2016

    Initiated Mentorship Development program to handhold Emerging Entrepreneurs

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  • 2015

    To motivate millennial youth to embark the entrepreneurial journey and evolve as job creators

  • 2014

    Focus & Thrust was on bringing MSME companies

  • 2013

    The turnover limit was brought to a minimum of 5 crores

  • 2012

    New innovative enterprising ideas were recognized. The turnover limit was 25 crores

  • 2011

    Scaled to a regional event for ideas having a turnover up to 30 Crs. Award titles were introduced for each category

  • 2010

    Initiated as a state level event for first generation entrepreneurs