Nurturing a future of possibilities, ATF Awards 2023 is a beacon of Innovation,Illuminating the way to a more Inclusive and empowered Tomorrow


We are delighted to share the tremendous success of the ATF Awards 2023 Felicitation Ceremony held during the Bengaluru Tech Summit(BTS)  under the distinguished AT track organized by AssisTech Foundation (ATF). This year’s event, hosted at BTS, witnessed an Inspiring showcase of exceptional Innovation and unwavering commitment to the AT ecosystem.

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners who, through their groundbreaking contributions, have demonstrated the transformative potential of Assistive Tech. The felicitation ceremony was graced by esteemed delegates who, with their presence, added prestige to the occasion:


  1. Priyank Kharge – Hon’ble Minister for IT & BT and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt. of Karnataka.
  2. Dr. Ekroop Caur – IAS, Secretary to Government, Department of Electronics, IT, BT, and Science & Technology.
  3. Prashanth Prakash – Founding Partner, Accel Partners India.
  4. Chintan Vaishnav  Mission Director, AIM | Chair, Startup20, MIT Prof.
  5. Sanjay Varkey  – Director, Shell Mobility India.
  6. IAS Darshan HV  – Managing Director, Department of IT BT and KITS, GoK.



Heartfelt congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

This event marks a pivotal moment in the transformative potential of the AT ecosystem. The passion and dedication displayed by the winners underscore the limitless possibilities for Innovation and inclusivity in the field.

As we celebrate these achievements, let’s look forward to a future where AT becomes a powerful force for positive change, transforming lives and fostering a more Inclusive society.

Winners of ATF Awards 2023
Emerging Startups Category
Startup Awards JuryEmerging and Established Startup Awards
Ravathy Ashok
Co-Founder ,Strategy Garage|Angel Investor                 

Josy Paul
Chief Creative ,BBDO| Cannes Lions 2023 Junior-Creative Strategy

Sunil Lulla
Chairman Astrum | Former CEO Times Television Network,MTV,GREY group

Rema Subrahmanian
Co-founder,Anku Capital | Venture Capitalist

Divyanshu Ganatra
D&I Expert | Founder,Adventure Beyord Barrier Foundation

Suresh Narasimha
Founder ,CoCreate Ventures | Chairman ,Indulge Beverages &

Enablers Awards JuryAwards for Best Assistive Technology Initiative by NGO, CSR, Government, Educational Institution and Best Investor
Bernard Chiira
Director -Innovate Now-Africa’s 1st AT Accelerator , Country Rep-GDI Hub;Co-Founder,Inclusive Innovation Network (+N)

Christopher Patnoe
Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion ,EMEA @ Google

Surendra S
Managing Director -Disability Inclusion, Cloud Platform Lead, Global Network & Contact Centre Lead, Accenture

Jyothsana Vasudevan
HR Director, Global Sourcing Manager, Shell

Sanjay Varkey
Director ,Shell Mobility ,India

Dr.E.V.Ramana Reddy ,IAS
Former Additional Chief Secretary, Department  of IIT,BT and S&T, Government of karnataka, India