Based on the profile of the nominations, the winners will be selected for awards under different categories including: entrepreneur of the year, social entrepreneur, serial entrepreneur, woman entrepreneur, start-up of the year, and emerging entrepreneur.
The Award Jury consists of eminent luminaries - Dr Niranjan Mardi IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Highways and Minor Ports Department (Former Principal Secretary, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Department), Ms Sandhya Shekhar, former CEO, IIT Madras Research Park, Mr. Venkat Subramanyam, Founder and Director, Veda Corporate Advisors Pvt Limited, Ms Aarthi Sivanandh, Partner & Co-Founder, Vichaar Partners, Dr Jayshree Suresh, Dean, School of Management, SRM University, and Mr. Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, Consim Info Pvt Limited.
The Boston Consulting Group, as the Knowledge partner and Department of Management Studies, IIT-Madras, Venture Intelligence, and YourStory.in as Research partners will be assisting the Jury in the awards selection process.
Nominations of companies with revenue in excess of Rs. 50 cr and with a minimum of 10 years business operations will be considered as established businesses, while companies with revenue of Rs 5 Cr and above and in business for three years will be considered as emerging businesses. Companies less than 3 years will be considered as start-up businesses.
For social entrepreneur awards, enterprises centered on sustainable/
Consistent financial performance, growth, track record of continuous im
provement and innovations in terms of products, quality, service, team, recognitions, break-through business ideas, scalability, and business model are some of the criteria of various performance awards.
The nomination form is available online http://tiechennaiawards2012.questionpro.com. Entrepreneurs can self-nominate themselves or can be recommended by others for the award
“Every year, since 2008, TiE, Chennai has been conferring entrepreneur awards. The award has been instituted in recognition and appreciation of Tamil Nadu’s businessmen for supporting the country’s economy and being job creators,” said Mr. Ramraj, Governing Council Member, TiE, Chennai.
The awards carrying a citation and a trophy will be presented to winners in a function arranged at a major TiE event during the month of December in Chennai.
About TiE, Chennai:
TiE, Chennai is part of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global non-profit organization that helps budding entrepreneurs by enabling advice, guidance and assistance from successful and experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. Founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 by successful entrepreneurs and professionals with roots in the Indus region, TiE has 61 Chapters across 20 countries, spread across 5 continents. The TiE ecosystem comprises 13,000 members and over 2,500 charter members (including 500 members of TiE Chennai), who are established or aspiringentrepreneurs, venture capitalists, lawyers and management professionals who have excelled in their chosen field. For more information visit: http://www.chennai.tie.org/