The Global Startup Awards - SAARC celebrates the spirit of innovation and achievement in the SAARC startup ecosystem. We recognize the excitement, risk and hard-work involved in developing a startup and the influence each person has on driving the success of their company. GSA - SAARC aims to bring light to exemplary entrepreneurship and inspire a networking community of startup enthusiasts, serial entrepreneurs, and diverse mentors.



Annually we interact with over 10,000 startups, entrepreneurs, investors and journalists throughout our award shows, and have over 35,000 fans / followers throughout social media.

We're able to showcase brands, search for talent, or be your eyes on the ground all at the same time. We haven't been able to not fulfill a partner request yet (and we've had some wacky ideas thrown at us!) so if you want to be present, network and do business with the cream of the entrepreneurial crop in regions around the world, we're pretty sure we can find a solution.


Our present and past sponsors/partners include:

Microsoft Google fb Amazon KPMG Uber SAP Mastercard Maybank Arrow Cloudera Ericsson EY IBM GE Gameloft Indiegogo Kickstarter Sendgrid Viber Gust British Council EU Icelandic Ministry Innovation Center Denmark Innovation Norway Nordic Innovation PWC Startup Weekend Startup Grind Telenor Accelerator United Nations 500 Startups BBC Business Insider Forbes Tech Crunch Trends Online CBS Haaga Helia IDA Reykjavik University