The Grand Finale of the 4th India-UK TECH Rocketship Awards was held today at the India-UK Createch Summit in Mumbai. A total of seven finalists were awarded in the grand finale from the 15 semi-finalists that pitched at Bengaluru last month.
Among them were artificial intelligence startup Staqu; table reservation platform Dineout; AI enabled fraud detection startup Thirdwatch; rent management platform Paymatrix; enterprise focused IoT startup Ayasta Technologies; medtech startup Mimyk, and agritech startup CropIn. The startups were awarded by His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.
The panelists judging the TECH Rocketship Awards included Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Promotion; Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India; Mohan Reddy, Founding Director T-Hub; T V Mohandas Pai, Managing Director Aarin Capital; Saurabh Srivastava, Founding Member, Indian Angel Network; Arvind Gupta, National President, BJP IT Cell; and Alok Vajpeyi, Chairman Rainmaking Innovation.
According to the official release, more than 300 applications and 1300 entrepreneurs participated in the fourth edition of TECH Rocketship Awards, which was announced in October 2017.
Of these, 15 of the best tech startups across diverse sectors like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence were selected for the live pitching round which was held in Bengaluru last month. The UK government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), India and the British Deputy High Commission, Bengaluru hosted the 2017-18 TECH Rocketship Awards’ live pitching round at Bengaluru.