Unnati Online wins national startup award in Enterprise category

Unnati is an voice-enabled digital assistant that aids informal sector workers.

Unnati Online won the National Startup Awards 2020 in the Enterprise category. There were 349 contestants for the award and there were 13 finalists.

Unnati Online Private Limited

Unnati is an automated, voice-enabled digital assistant that aids informal sector workers in finding job opportunities. It helps reduce unemployment by operating an automated job helpline service, calling job-seekers about openings in their state. Leading firms like TeamLease and hundreds of placement firms have used their technology to hire blue-collar workers for their business.

Product summary

Unnati calls lakhs of citizens daily, identifying workers who are unemployed or looking for a better job, and captures their profiles. Simultaneously, they call thousands of SME businesses and employers and collect information on vacancies they are hiring for. Unnati then matches calls job seekers to inform them about suitable opportunities that match their needs.


  • Over the past two years, Unnati has provided over 10 lakh job opportunities. to over 1.5 crore workers across India via more than 3 crore phone calls.
  • On average, workers are able to get up to a 20% increase in wages through Unnati.

Support and recognition

Unnati has partnered with the Government of Punjab to run its Punjab Job Helpline, the first of its kind in India. Over the next three to five years, they seek to partner with other state governments too.


Source: Startup India

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