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About the Awards

The Challengers is a campaign that celebrates the achievements of Small Businesses (SBs).

Challengers are people and their teams who use digital prowess to grow despite unprecedented turmoil. Far from letting their business slip into oblivion, they re-invented it by deploying digital tools and turned the tide against market upheavals. Having deservedly earned our admiration, we at Dell Technologies in collaboration with Moneycontrol and CNBC TV-18 and powered by Intel, with Ernst and Young as process partners, wish to concretise this admiration into recognition.

We welcome you to : THE CHALLENGERS AWARDS - lauding exemplary IT innovators among Small Businesses #StopAtNothing

The Timeline


Last Date for Application Submission

Apr-Jun 2022

Announcement of Qualified entries

5 July. 2022

Grand Jury

28 July. 2022

Award Presentation

25 Aug. 2022

Awards Categories

Healthcare & Life science

Small businesses who provide services in the health and wellness space, leveraged technology and skills appropriately to materially impact clinical outcomes, life science solutions, etc. can apply

Technology – IT/ITES & telecommunication

Small businesses which are hired on contract for providing operations and responsibilities of specific business functions (or processes) to a third-party service provider, online retail portals and telecom companies that traditionally provide telephone and similar services. It also includes broadband and VAS services provided to customers etc. can apply

Energy, OEM/industrial products

Small businesses with solutions that focuses on clean energy storage, battery storage, waste management, industrial products, other equipment manufacturers, etc. can apply

Travel, Logistics & supply chain

Small businesses involved in the transportation of movement of materials to the end consumer as well as their storage in a warehouse, travel agencies, tour busses, etc. can apply


Small businesses that do not qualify in the above-mentioned categories can apply under this category

The Jury


Ajay Thakur

Head - BSE SME, BSE Ltd

Aloke Palsikar

Executive Vice President & Head of Growth Industries, Tata Technologies

Ashok Saigal

Co-Chairman CII National Committee on MSME and MD, Frontier Technologies

Shiva Kumar Yadagiri

Managing Director, Small Business and Commercial segments, Cisco India and SAARC

Ajay Vij

CIO & Head - Supply Chain Management, Fortis Healthcare Limited

Richard Pattle

CEO, True Beacon

Aditya Sharma

Chief Distribution Officer - Retail Sales, Bajaj Allianz