As a geek and tech journalist, I’m always interested in knowing what’s the next big thing in the world of technology. And for that, I’d cram news from all possible sources – newspaper, news channels, websites, social media or for that matter attending workshops, events and conferences.
I’ve always been a fan of TED events, EmTech India, EMC Forum etc. At such events, you get to meet industry leaders, innovators and you also get to experience the best of future technology. Recently, while scrolling through my various sources of news, I got to know about EmTech India 2016, where they are looking for 10 innovators under the age of 35 from India, who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology.
If you are not aware about EmTech, the you should know that it’s been organized by MIT Technology Review since 1999. Since then the world’s greatest minds of today’s time have been honored by EmTech as ‘Innovators Under 35’. To name a few, we have Mark Zuckerberg (Founder & CEO, Facebook); JB Straubel (CTO, Tesla Motors); Larry Page and Sergey Brin (C0-Founders, Google Inc) in the recent years. This year, Mint and MIT Technology Review come together to bring this iconic opportunity to the best innovators in India.
Now wouldn’t you be proud to see an Indian name in the list of stalwarts from tech? If yes then all you need to do is either spread this link or if you know someone then fill this form to nominate him or her – http://www2.technologyreview.com/tr35india/nominate/
Once the nominations close, 10 selected innovators will have to present a three-minute elevator pitch at EmTech India and will automatically become finalists for the global Innovators Under 35 list. Just keep in mind that the nominees must be under the age of 35 as of 1 October 2016 and they must be citizens (including students) of India.
The will take place in New Delhi on 18-19th March, 2016. Here is the Timeline for the nomination process:
2nd November TR35 India nominations open
31st December Closing of nominations
January Judging and selection process
30th January Announcement of 10 honourees via website and press release
You can find more information here – http://emtech.livemint.com/
I’m nominating a lot of people from my network, hope you too do the same. Lastly, as I’d be there at ‘Emtech India’ to witness the Innovators under 35 so see you all there.