AWARD CATEGORIES BY APPLICATION

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Assessment period January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Entrepreneurs

A first-gen entrepreneur who has created two or more unicorns in the last 20 years

Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 Unicorns in 20 years
  • Employment Generation, Societal Impact
  • First Gen Entrepreneur
  • High Standards of Corporate Governance
  • Innovations in tech/biz models

 

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A first-gen entrepreneur who has created a unicorn with highest Social Impact

Criteria:

  • Unicorn Status
  • Scale of Social    Impact, Beneficiaries Numbers & Geography spread
  • Profitability, Sustainability
  • High Standards of Corporate Governance
  • Tech adoptions/enablement

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A first-gen entrepreneur who created a unicorn without raising any external capital

Criteria:

  • Unicorn at the first raise/Exit
  • No external capital raised
  • First Generation
  • Corporate Governance & Professional management

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A first-gen entrepreneur who created a unicorn in shortest possible time

  • Unicorn Status in less than 10 years
  • Profitability
  • First Generation
  • High Standards of Corporate Governance

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A first-gen entrepreneur who listed the company to a Billion Dollar Market capitalization in the shortest possible time

  • Criterion 1Billion Dollar listing in less than 10 years
  • Criterion 2  – Profitability
  • Criterion 3First Generation
  • Criterion 4High Standards of Corporate Governance

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Ecosystem Players

Most number of investment rounds (per 100 members) in last 12 months

Criteria:

  • Total number of angels
  • No amount invested
  • Average amount invested
  • Average number of startups invested
  • Total number of startups

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Highest performance for a fund during the period of evaluation

Criteria:

  • Return Multiples
  • IRR
  • Follow on Funding (third party)
  • Fund Raise 

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Highest number of start-ups incorporated by graduating classes (per 1000 students) in the last 12 months

Criteria:

  • Number of startups in the incubator(s)/edc
  • Number of startups formally incorporated by graduating students
  • Number of Student-led startups raising capital/grants
  • Amount of capital/grants raised by Student-led startups
  • Number of entrepreneurship related programs

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Introduced Start-up policy in last 3-5 years and its effective implementation through programs/Creation of Institutions – YoY increase in # of Start-ups incorporated, Growth in Start-up Funding activity

Criteria:

  • No of Govt funded/operator incubator
  • Govt programs/policies for incubators/accelerators
  • Startups incorporated in their govt jurisdiction
  • Infra investment policies
  • Investments by fund in last 18 months

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Accelerator with the highest investments into its portfolio in last 12 months, threshold at nnn Million

Highest # of Start-up investments (as ratio of global revenue) in the last 12 months

AWARD BY NOMINATION / VOTING 

A first-gen entrepreneur who has created global scale enterprises which will outlive the entrepreneur and is an inspiration to the generations

  • Revenue – Min $25 Bn Group combined Revenue or Market capitalization 
  • People/Geo – Employing > 100K people, significant global presence in more than 2 continents
  • Journey – First Gen Entrepreneur (preferred) Iconic Individual, Built a group of companies 2 industry sectors or more
  • Brand Reputation Well-respected Global Business Leader for more than 30 years in biz
  • Social Impact

A second-generation entrepreneur who has taken the family business to the next orbit on a global scale

  • RevenueFamily member/Professional who created $25Bn additional Revenue or market capitalization
  • People/Geo – Additionally Employed > 100K people. Significant global expansion
  • JourneyGroup Diversity achieved in Industry Sectors and Growth in Revenue Multiples
  • Brand ReputationHigh Standarads of Corporate Governance, professional management
  • Social Impact

A CEO who has created maximum business transformation with positive results in the last 5 years 

  • Criterion 1Fortune Global top 25 Cos.

A start-up which created highly innovative technology or business model. 

  • Brand visibility and recognition  
  • Technological/Process innovation
  • Social impact
  • Economic impact
  • Lifestyle impact 

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