Tata-NEN Hottest Startups Awards released its top 30 nominees (chosen via a rather controversial public nomination and voting procedure) — see the shortlist in print media partner Mint’s report. I’m disappointed to note that 16 out of the 30 shortlisted — from which five will be declared winners after another round of public voting — are related in one way or the other to technology. It would be interesting to know how the overall 588 nominees break out in terms of sectors. Would technology still dominate? If so, one would have to conclude that public opinion as far as entrepreneurship is concerned is still hopelessly biased towards technology. I hope the opposite is true.
My favourites from the Top 30: