Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2023

Honouring the Marketing Excellence in You

Have you grown your business in Maharashtra through any of these marketing channels?
  • E-commerce
  • Government E-Marketplace
  • Brick & Mortar
  • Exporters
  • Bulk buyers
  • Local Exhibitions
  • Corporate Tie-ups
  • Offline marketing/ print media
  • Digital Marketing
Nominate yourself for Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2023 today!
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The last date to fill out the application form is 19th February 2023, 11:59 PM

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About the Awards

deAsra recognizes the importance of small business ecosystems and their contribution to the Indian economy. Extensive efforts and dedication is required to market & sell a product or service in this ecosystem. Some stay in the lane, while others explore ways to reach out to newer audiences and make maximum use of marketing channels! deAsra honours this spirit of entrepreneurship and marketing ability, leading to some amazing success stories. We take the opportunity to felicitate them at our annual flagship event - the Entrepreneur Excellence Awards. Date, time and place of the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

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Exciting Rewards

A cash award of Rs. 20,000 to each of the five winners
Story of each of the five winners to be published in deAsra’s e-magazine Yashaswi Udyojak and on deAsra’s social media channels

Program Highlights

  • 5 entrepreneurs with inspiring marketing stories from the food, fashion, fashion accessories, & home decor sectors will be rewarded with exciting prizes
  • The entrepreneurs will be felicitated by Dr. Anand Deshpande (Founder & Chairman of Persistent Systems, and Founder of deAsra Foundation), and get a chance to interact with him
  • This event will also witness the launch of an exciting program that will help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level
  • An opportunity to be in the presence of and learn from renowned business personalities.
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Our Partners

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Jury Members

Kavita Awasthee

Proprietor at Poshakh

Mrs.Kavita Awasthee is a Fashion Designer and a owner of her own brand – ’Poshakh”. Poshakh is a 25 year old boutique specializing in woven and printed fabrics from more than 14 states of India. She is also into customized designing and tailoring with a team of over 30 designers and Karigars.

Abhay Kardeguddi

CEO and Chief Consultant-Trainer at NIVA Growth Consultants

Mr. Abhay Kardeguddi is the CEO and Chief Consultant-Trainer at NIVA Growth Consultants, Pune. NIVA works with a vision of “Helping Organisations GROW”. Mr. Abhay has 30+ years of rich experience in the field of Strategy, Sales, Marketing and CRM with an excellent track record. As a consultant, he has guided 250 plus organisations from diverse fields such as electromagnetic to polymers and plant nursery to software. He plays an advisory role cum faculty at reputed institutes like Symbiosis, PUMBA, Shivaji University, TISS – Mumbai and others. He has written 3 books on CRM – Customer relationship Management. He has conducted 400+ Training Workshops in India and abroad.

Sayalee Marathe

Co-Founder, House of Aadyaa

Sayalee Marathe, a software engineer turned entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder of the jewellery design brand, House of Aadyaa. She leads a team of 22 with sheer determination in the niche yet interesting market of silver jewellery. A trendsetter in creating typical Maharashtrian-style jewellery, her brand was recognized in Digital India Showcase for Startups in 2021.


The Entrepreneur Excellence Awards is an effort to recognize, appreciate and felicitate 5 resilient entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges and still managed to grow their businesses.

Any entrepreneur over the age of 18 who fits the eligibility criteria and follows the terms and conditions of the program, may participate.

  • Business Domain: Food, fashion, fashion accessories, & Home Decor.
  • Geography: The business should be located in Maharashtra
  • Turnover eligibility:10 Lac or more annual sales in the last year (2021-22)
  • Growth by Marketing: An Entrepreneur who used a maximum number of these channels effectively to grow the business-
    1. E-commerce
    2. Government E-Marketplace
    3. Brick & Mortar
    4. Exporters
    5. Bulk buyers
    6. Local Exhibitions
    7. Corporate Tie-ups
    8. Offline marketing/ print media
    9. Digital Marketing

Apply by clicking on the label ‘Apply Now’ and filling out the application form.

  • Application period: 1st February 2023 – 19th February 2023.
  • Entrepreneur Excellence Awards ceremony: TBD
  • YouTube Live date: TBD

No. You must be a business owner with at least 1-year of experience in the same business before January 2023.

Yes. Submissions are open from 1st February 2023 – 19th February 2023.

Yes, you may register with both, provided you have at least one year’s experience in both businesses before January 2023.

Your application will be reviewed and analyzed by our panel of experts. Interviews will be conducted to shortlist and eventually select our top 5 winners.

Disclaimer: deAsra Foundation (including their staff and agents) are the (“Organiser(s)”) of the Entrepreneur Excellence Awards, 2023. (“Award(s)”). The Award is presented in good faith, by following a transparent, fair, and objective evaluation process and the Organisers retain the discretion and right to evaluate, nominate and select winners for the Awards. Organisers further reserve the right to reject or entertain any disputes and the decision of the Organisers shall be final in all matters relating to the Awards.
The Awards are finalised as per the information collected, received, and processed for the limited purpose of evaluating the winners. The information collected for the purposes of the Award has no legal, tax or financial issues, etc. nor is the Organiser concerned with any legal dispute or non-compliance of the applicants.
The Award and the associated accolades presented by the Organisers are meant for appreciating entrepreneur’s contribution in the Food, Fashion, Fashion Accessories and Home Decor industry, but are not guarantees, assurances or acceptance of any obligation/liability on the Organisers part. Further, Organiser provides no warranty, makes no statement or representation, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information contained herein, and in so far as permitted by law, shall not have any legal liability (including liability for negligence) for any loss or damage which may result, whether directly or indirectly, from the provision or use of such information.