siliconindia has always been instrumental in identifying the ‘Best’ from across industries that are important to professionals and the businesses. Working hand-in-hand with industry experts, and screening thousands of nominations, our Editorial Board picks the best in each of the areas mentioned below:
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Startup of the Year - 2018
The startup revolution has spread its wings in every possible sector of the Indian Business Ecosystem. Be it IT, Healthcare, Automobile or HR, the start-up culture includes them all in equal measures. As it stands, 2018 has been one of the most promising years on the face of this change. A lot of new companies in various sectors have undergone inception and a lot of the existing ones have broken even this year. The impact has been such that the start-ups in India have seen growth of 108 percent in terms of investments from USD 2 Billion in 2017 to USD 4.2 in 2018, reports NASSCOM. Just behind the US and the...Read More
Consultants  of the Year - 2018
In today’s hectic business world, maintaining a competitive advantage over others is not different to moving heaven and earth. It requires a comprehensive management of nittygritty of business and unfortunately, that’s where many business owners fall behind their counterparts. Acting as a catalyst for business growth, Consultants have the right expertise to guide you in various aspects of business, marketing, taxation and auditing, for instance, or wherever you require a special touch-up. A business can save a large amount of money by hiring consultants when they are needed rather than hiring...Read More
Brand of the Year – 2018
The key cutter to clutter of choices, branding holds the capability of dovetailing customer’s heart and mind with brand presence. When done right, these brands own the potential of creating aesthetic symphony between servicing and customer experience. A concept that started in early 1200s with Italians etching unique watermarks on paper, branding has travelled across the global on Industrial Revolution wheels and has transformed from Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to Emotional Selling Proposition (ESP), triggering customer’s brand loyalty and emotional connect for attention, trust, credibility...Read More
Company of the Year - 2018
Yes, it’s finally time to reap the harvest of union government’s iconic initiatives and reforms over the last few years. Digital India and Make in India initiatives have opened a plethora of new avenues for both large corporates and SMEs. ‘Technology’ remains the buzzword. The companies which have been able to choose wisely among the flood of technologies to provide clients with significant benefits and end-customers with remarkable experience have won the race this year.   In addition to 8.2 percent GDP growth in this financial year (2018-19), India is now named amongst the top...Read More
Women Entrepreneurs of the Year - 2018
The year 2018 has been cited as the ‘Year of the Woman’, but according to the top 25 entrepreneurs compiled by Ranker, it only features two women namely Oprah Winfrey and Vera Wang. However, globally things are improving but slowly and as stats suggest that number of women seeking angel investment prior to 2014 was at around 15 percent and there was a spike in 2014 rising to around 19 percent. Interestingly, reports from SCORE shows some positive facts like women are slightly more likely than men to start businesses, also women are more likely to start businesses in healthcare and education...Read More
Best Companies to Work for - 2018
As per an old adage, ’Find a job that you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’. Nowadays, most of the employees don’t care about the quantitative value of the paycheck they receive but the opportunity to make a positive difference through the job, challenges that make one grow, the right balance to life and most importantly the satisfaction, which is more valuable than any number of digits in the bank. In this culture of job hopping, employees do not hesitate to switch their jobs in search of a protean culture, thereby affecting the entire productivity of the...Read More