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SuperStartUps (SSU) Asia, a platform to recognise the most loved start-ups in Asia, today honoured top eleven startups as winners at the third edition of SuperStartUps Asia 2019 Awards in a partnership with TiE Singapore. In a first, the winners will fly to Singapore to meet potential investors at an event organised by TiE Singapore.

SSU Asia 2019 is a badge of honor to recognise excellence in the Asian start-up world. This year, the winners were chosen through a rigorous 3-tier selection process. The SSU Asia process is a mix of quantitative and qualitative research. 

SSU Asia 2019 received an overwhelming response. Over 2000 startups were voted in by netizens and were asked to participate in the programme. 211 startups agreed to enter across 18 categories.

The 100 shortlisted entries were further evaluated via a qualitative evaluation, by joint force startup task team on the basis of the entry form, research scores, startup idea, business model and future growth potential. The final list of 10 Gold and 20 Silver winners were shortlisted by qualitative research amongst relevant target audiences.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shivjeet Kullar, Council Leader of SuperStartUps Asia Awards, said, “With the startup ecosystem rising and shining in India and across Asia, SSU Asia Awards add value to the upcoming and existing startups by recognising them and providing the ultimate seal that the winning companies are customer approved.”

He further added, “SSU Asia’s partnership with TiE Singapore will play an important role in the growth of winning companies by offering them with with hands-on guidance, mentorship and networking opportunities that will enable their long term success.”

Mr. Puneet Pushkarna, Chairman, TiE Singapore, said, This collaboration between SuperStartUps Asia and TiE Sinagpore is to identify and encourage emerging and existing innovators across Asia. The event gives a big boost to startups to reach their goals by opening doors to investors, VCs, incubators and thought leaders from the Global startup ecosystem.”

The Top 10 Gold winners are:

Category Winners About the Company
B2B – Environment Vigyanlabs Vigyanlabs, is an innovation driven organisation that is passionate about powering sustainable computing. 
B2B/B2C – AI (HR) Talocity Talocity specialises in delivering TOUCHLESS talent-hiring and unbiased HR outcomes for critical stages in the employee lifecycle.
B2B – AI  (BFSI) FlexiLoans FlexiLoans is a digital lender started with an endeavor to solve the problem that SMEs face in accessing Quick, Flexible and Adequate funds for growing their Businesses. 
B2B – Agritech NinjaCart Ninjacart is India’s largest B2B Fresh Produce Supply Chain Company.
B2B – BFSI ToneTag ToneTag is a Fintech startup that enables payments & proximity customer engagement services on any device.
B2C – Realty NoBroker NoBroker is a disruptive real-estate platform that makes it possible to buy/sell/rent a house without paying any brokerage.
B2B – Logostics GoBOLT GoBOLT is a fast-growing tech-logistics start-up, disrupting the $200bn Indian B2B logistics space with innovations in IoT & AI/ML.
B2C – Media & Entertainment (Content) Pocket Aces Pocket Aces is a leading digital media entertainment company, focused on creating and distributing mobile-first content.
B2B – Agritech Gramophone Gramophone strives to create a difference in farming by bringing timely information, technology and right kind of inputs to achieve better yields for farmers. 
B2C – BSFI Balo Balo is a digital wallet that offers an easy to follow a micro-savings routine to help users save every day. 

Additionally, Mr. Puneet Pushkarna anchored and judged an innovative session called the ‘Live Million Dollar Pitch’ – a Shark Tank simulation. In this session, 12 companies participated and were provided 200 seconds each to pitch on the spot. StrataEnviro Pvt Ltd was announced as the winner and outstanding company during the session. The company manufactures and installs outdoor air pollution controllers for free at public locations with a unique revenue and sustainability model.

The awards were presented by Shivjeet Kullar, Council Leader of SuperStartUps Asia Awards and Puneet Pushkarna, Chairman, TiE Singapore.

In the previous years, winners included Byju’s, Shopclues, Licious, Droom, Milkbasket amongst others.

Since SSU Asia’s launch in 2017, the organisation has evaluated roughly 6500 entries from startups across Asia. The event recognises customer approved startups that have the potential to take their ideas to next level and sustain success in the long run.

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