7th Edition of CII Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards

24/03/2017, Hyderabad

About the Event

CII Southern Region is announcing the 7th edition of Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards 2016 on 24th March 2017 in Hyderabad along the side-lines of the CII Southern Region, Annual Regional Meeting (ARM). The Seventh Edition of Emerging Entrepreneurship Awards (EEA) is spearheaded by Mr C K Ranganath, Chairman, CII SR Emerging Entrepreneur Award 2016 & Past Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council, Confederation of Indian Industry along with key representatives from various industries across the southern region (covering states Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puduchery). This initiative was a Tamil Nadu State Level initiative in 2009-2010, and then matured as Regional Awards. CII SR has been organizing the Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards annually to encourage and showcase the successful entrepreneurs from Southern Region.


  • To recognise & showcase out of the box entrepreneurial ideas
  • To act as a platform to motivate millennial youth to Emerge as Employment Creators
  • To partner with Government of India on some of the major initiatives like Make in India, Skill India and Start-up India

Eligibility Criteria

  • First Generation Entrepreneurs
  • Truly innovative, out of the box & emerging business ideas
  • Minimum 3years and Maximum of 10years of sustainable business
  • Minimum of 5 crores turnover for the financial year
  • Company be registered with operations in South India

Potential participants for the award

  • Direct Nominations
  • Industry Associations
  • Referrals through EEA Alumni’s
  • Referrals through CII Zonal/District Champions
  • CII Members


Award Partners

Event Partners

Association Partners

Knowledge Partner

Banking Partner

Media Partner

Television Partner


Award Committee 2016

Mr C K Ranganathan

Chairman - CII SR Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2016

Chairman & Managing Director - CavinKare P Ltd

Mr Abhijeet Pai

President - Puzzolana Machinery

Fabricators(Hyderabad) LLP

Mr JSRK Prasad

Vice Chairman - CII Andhra Pradesh State Council

Chief Executive Officer - Better Castings

Mr Srikanth Sivaraman

Chairman - CII Puduchery State Council

Director - Snam Alloys Pvt Ltd


Past Chairman - CII Trichy Zone

Managing Director - Kauvery Medical Hospitals

Mr Sriram Subramanyam

Founder, Managing Director & CEO

Integra Software Solutions

Jury Committee 2016


President, CII (2013-14) - Former Non-Executive

Vice Chairman - Infosys Limited

Mr R Ramaraj

Senior Advisor

Elevar Equity


Wholetime Director

Kasturi & Sons Limited


Ms Wilma Rodrigues, Founder & CEO, Saahas Waste Management P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Damodar Puthiya, CEO, Mobinius Technologies P Ltd , Bangalore

Dr S Gurushankar, Chairman, Meenakshi Hospital , Tanjore

Mr Prakash, Co-founder, 42Gears Mobility System Pvt Ltd, Bangalore