Who can apply?

Stop. Are you the start-up icon we have been looking for?

These are the criteria to apply for the Edex 40 under 40 Awards

  • Founder(s) must be below the age of 40 as on January 1, 2018
  • The company should not be older than 7 years since the date of establishment
  • The start-up's annual turnover not to be in excess of 25 Cr INR in any of the preceding accounted years

So what exactly do we need from you?

- Your company's profile. Your ups. Your downs. Your highs and your lows. We want to know everything that you have to tell

- Your founder(s) profile. This will be vital in deciding how they can inspire an entire generation

Hello, I have an awesome start-up. How can I apply and tell the world that?

Send across all the information to edexlive@gmail.com

Don't forget to leave your contact details. If you've been shortlisted, we will write back to you.

We gonna judge you. Start-Up Scoring pattern:

Based on the information provided by the start-ups and their founders, you will be graded on the following factors:

Social impact / Innovation and research / Youth appeal / Use of tech/AI / Growth story

40 Under 40

That's cool. What comes after that?

Utopia! Well, almost.

If chosen, you will be featured in the anniversary edition of Edex, the careers and youth supplement of The New Indian Express, and this will be widely circulated across our entire circulation network. It's a rock-solid 72 page edition that you'll love being a part of. Trust us.

We will also have a Start-Up summit where the 40 Under 40 will be celebrated and awarded. Plenty of big names, some great networking and, did we mention, an amazing experience. You can't ask for more.

What's the event going to be like?

Tick Talk: Inspired in 600 seconds: 5 Entrepreneurs will be invited to showcase their inspiring ideas and innovations within 10 minutes. This will be in a TEDx style format and will open the floor for robust interaction.

Keynote address and Town Hall: Top officials from the Ministry for Skill Development will be invited to detail their vision/achievements for 20 minutes and then field questions/discussion for another 20-30 minutes, in the same format as Barack Obama's Town Hall in New Delhi. Entrepreneurs, academics and students will be allowed to ask questions during this time.

Award ceremony: 40 entrepreneurs under the age of 40 will be feted during the event with brief descriptions of their achievements and why they deserve to be there. Last year's event had Supreme Court Judge Justice J Chelameswar as the chief guest and was well attended in Chennai.