It shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that Swiggy has come out the big winner at the elite Economic Times Startup Awards 2017, known to be one of India’s biggest and best awards for startups, joining a group of peers distinguished by high-quality technical and entrepreneurial prowess.
The judging panel was headed by Biocon chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and chose nine winners from a shortlist of 40 contenders! “More than anything else, it was most interesting to see the diversity of startups,” said Mazumdar-Shaw, who chaired the ten-member jury which engaged in intense discussions before picking the winners.
The Startup of the Year award was fiercely contested! Detailed discussions led to the field being narrowed down to two contestants – Swiggy and online education provider Byju’s. After nearly an hour of deliberations, the jury voted for the final winner, with Swiggy coming out ahead in the end, albeit by a narrow margin.