Welcome to the 1st edition of the SAARC Awards, part of the Global Startup Awards.
Public nominations are officially open
You can nominate your startup ecosystem hero: a startup, VC, Founder, Coworking space, Acceleration program and many more: NOMINATE NOW!
SAARC Startup Awards is a circuit of the world renowned Global Startup Awards, the largest independent startup-ecosystem competition started in 2012, covering over 60 countries in 7 regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa as of now. Our mission is to find, connect, support, and celebrate key players in national and regional startup ecosystems worldwide and to fuse them together on a global entrepreneurial network, creating a matrix of opportunities for international partnerships, investment opportunities, and commercial exchange.
We invite nominations from the 8 participating countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Anyone from anywhere in the world can nominate their Startup Superheroes from any of the participating countries.
This year you can compete and nominate someone in 23 categories: Startup of the Year, Founder of the Year, Investor of the Year, People's Choice, Best Accelerator or Incubator Program, Best AgriTech Startup, Best Biotech Startup, Best Coworking Space, Best Deep Tech Startup, Best EduTech Startup, Best Fashion Tech Startup, Best Fintech Startup, Best Health Tech Startup, Best Incubation Program, Best Newcomer, Best Smart City Solution, Best Social Impact Startup, Best Space Startup, Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative, Best Startup Journalist, Best Student Startup.
Please mind that you can apply or nominate someone to multiple categories in parallel.
Click here to see how the competition works: How it works
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Are you fancy what our previous winners say about their journey with us?
Click here here to see their testimonies!