TMA-ADANI Startup Award 2020

Trivandrum Management Association (TMA), invites nominations for TMA-ADANI Startup Award 2020 from Startup Companies in Kerala. This award is intended to recognize a business owner or the founder of an organization who has developed a unique business model and has made remarkable progress in the initial phase of starting the business. The award comes with a citation and a trophy, and will be presented by the Hon. Governor of Kerala on 27th February 2020 at Trivandrum.


  • · Start-up can apply only when it is registered with DIPP (GoI [MoC]) and KSUM (GoK)
  • · The start-up must be less than 5 years old (from the date of incorporation)
  • · The start-up must be fully product/service ready (it should not be an idea or prototype or proof of concept)
  • · The startup must have started earning the revenue.

Scoring Criteria:

  • · The product or service be socially relevant and made for societal improvement - 20 marks
  • · Be based on disruptive innovation (An innovation which obviates the existing product/business) - 10 marks
  • · The product/service of the start-up be globally scale-able - 10 marks
  • · The company has been able to attract seed funds (from KSUM / KSIDC / HNIs / Angels) - 5 Marks
  • · The startup be recognized by Govt (State or Central) or reputed NGOs (like TMA / KMA / Nasscom /G-Tech or Industry Bodies etc.)with awards or special financial grant - 5 Marks

A Jury consisting of eminent personalities will scrutinize the nominations for the award and to select the winner from companies across the State. This award ceremony is planned during the Inaugural session of TRIMA 2020 - the annual management convention of TMA Scheduled for 27th February 2020 at Hotel O by TAMARA, Anayara,Trivandrum. A nominal processing fee of Rs.1000( Rupees One thousand only) is applicable for submitting nominations for the award. A crossed Cheque/DD drawn in favour of "Trivandrum Management Association" The nomination with details of the project, current status of the project, amount spent, latest audited annual accounts etc should be forwarded to the address below. There is no standard format, and applicants are advised to provide maximum details, presentation materials etc. The last date for submission of nominations is 15th February 2020

The Secretary,
Trivandrum Management Association,
TMA House, Lions Centre Building
Jawahar Nagar, Kowdiar P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 003, India.
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