8th Edition of CII Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards

16/02/2018, Chennai

About the Event

The Eighth 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).


  • To provide a unique platform to these companies to gain local, regional and national visibility
  • To generate interest from investors and partners
  • A unique networking opportunity with industry and sector peers
  • An opportunity for participants to showcase their success, exhibit how they are disrupting existing
  • Markets and share innovative solutions that could support their larger industry peers
  • Possible mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs by Industry veterans/CII Members

Target Audience

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • First Generation Entrepreneurs
  • Truly innovative, scalable & sustainable business ideas
  • Company be registered with operations in South India
  • Company Turnover (2016-2017) minimum 3 Crores (INR) from 2 years to 4 years
  • Company Turnover (2016-2017) minimum 5 Crores (INR) and above from 4 years up to 15 years



Award Committee 2017

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 2017


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

Vice Chairman - Infosys Limited

Mr R Ramaraj

Senior Advisor

Elevar Equity


Wholetime Director

Kasturi & Sons Limited


Mr B Vijaya Ragavan, Managing Director, B S Apparel, Thiruppur

Mr Venkat Rajaraman, Founder & CEO, Cygni Energy P Ltd, Hyderabad

Mr Kushant Uppal, Founder, Managing Director and CEO , Intelizon Energy P Ltd, Hyderabad

Mr Ranjith Mukundan, CEO, Stellaps Technologies P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Praveen Nale, CTO, Stellaps Technologies P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Ravishankar Shiroor, BD Head, Stellaps Technologies P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Ramakrishna Adukuri, Chief Architect: Cloud, Stellaps Technologies P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Venkatesh Seshasayee, Chief Architect: Vertical Solutions, Stellaps Technologies P Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Raj Prakash, Cofounder & CEO, Zifo RnD Solutions, Chennai