Entrepreneurship Awards

About The Awards

Success comes only for those who burn the mid-night lamp not just thinking of an idea! The Entrepreneurhip Awards 2019 is an attempt to identify brilliant business ideas  and ventures and the people behind them. The awards aim to felicitate students who are on a path to contribute and make the world a better place, on any scale.

The goal of this award is to add value to them so that they can add value to others.

Who can contest?

Any student enrolled for the current academic year in IIT Madras as an undergraduate or graduate student, PhD Scholar and should be the founder or a controlling shareholder of the startup and principally responsible for its operation. Each company can be represented by only one co-founder. The initiative must have already progressed beyond the idea stage and started making an impact.

What's in it for you?

  • Earn the prestigious tag of Best Entrepreneur on Campus.
  • Taking part in the E-Awards will demonstrate the skills, commitment and innovation that investors seek.
  • Receive one-to-one mentoring support tailored to your specific needs for a duration of next one year. 
  • Earn essential business services for your startup.


Individuals are required to fill the registration, assessment form and attach a scanned copy of recommendation letter in a structured format as given by us from any mentor, thereby ensuring their validity. In view of the nature of the answers, Top-5 individuals will be shortlisted for the next round.


The shortlisted applicants will run an online campaign on popular social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn through a short 2-min video describing their startup journey and encouraging fellow students to dive into the entrepreneurial world and create an impact.
E-Cell IIT Madras to be tagged in these posts including essential hashtags such as
#Bold_Moves, #Make_the_Mark, Transcend_Your_Limits, #E-Summit2k19.


Top 5 shortlisted individuals will be interviewed during E-Summit 2019 by a panel comprising of successful entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia and business linked with IITM startup ecosystem





Registrations Begin for Round-1


Registration Closed

Deadline for submission of assessment form and letter of recommendation.


Result Announcement for Round-1

Announcement of Top-5 nominations for the Grand Finale and Online campaign begins


E-Summit Begins

The Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 Begins



Interviews of top 5 nominations by jury panel


Declaration of winners

Declaration of winners of E-Awards 2019

Download Resources

Download all E-Awards related documents here.


Any student enrolled for the current academic year in IIT Madras and who is
the owner, founder or co-founder of his/her start-up.

Only one submission can be made per startup

Any mentor who is either from the institute or from outside. Please take care that it is in the format we have mentioned.

Yes. Only the panel of judges comprising distinguished mentors from IITM
startup ecosystem will review it.

Contact the organisers-

Ayush Toshniwal- +91 8975051167

S. Vignesh- +91 9841772915

E-Mail us at events_ecell@smail.iitm.ac.in