Thursday, October 2, 2008 nominated for TATA NEN Hottest Startups awards

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Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:45 is one of the upcoming and established online finance brokers in India. We are associated with some of the best lenders (banks and NBFCs), who are constantly striving to provide customers with the best loan deals. We believe in customer satisfaction, and try our best to ensure good customer service in arranging, packaging and processing of loans from the city has been nominated for the coveted TATA NEN Hottest Startups Awards.

The First ever ‘Public Choice’ awards to recognize India’s new wave of growth, the TATA NEN Hottest Startups is an online contest where people can nominate companies & vote for them both on internet & through SMS.

The Awards are a unique collaboration between the Tata Group, India’s most respected business conglomerate and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), the largest representatives of new & future entrepreneurs in India. The Awards aim to showcase and recognize high potential young companies in India, with the goal to attract visibility for over 800 entrepreneurs & their ventures in India, and engage over 5,00,000 people.

Easy finance arranges and processes loans keeping in mind the financial needs of the customers. So, anyone in need for monetary help is welcome to avail our help. All you have to do is fill up the simple and hassle-free application form that is available on our website. One of our loan officers will get in touch with you with a range of loan quotes. You can go through them and choose the one that suits your financial requirements best.

“I am really exited about our company being nominated for the TATA NEN Hottest Startups Awards such kind of activities will help companies like us to reach people and find right kind of venture investors to invest “ say Bhupendra Achari (CEO & Co- Founder)

The TATA NEN Hottest Startups Awards are designed to engage the public in the selection process. People can nominate and check out the nominations online. Voting can be done online or via sms. Comments can be shared online about the Nominees – people can campaign for their favorite startup, get their friends to vote and participate in Hottest Startup events! People can also enter Lucky Draws to win Hottest Stuff! More information and company profile at

The structure of the competition ensures both engagement and credibility. After the first round a shortlist of 30 companies will be selected based on the most number of public votes, combined with the highest expert ratings. Finally top 5 winners will be chosen from these 30 companies. The expert judges will be a pool of over 100 people including investors, entrepreneurs, academicians, professionals and representatives across industries.

There are three requirements for participating startups. The company must be: 5 or fewer years old; headquartered in India; and a stand-alone – not a subsidiary or division of a larger company. In addition, the company should be highly innovative, growing rapidly, and have the potential of changing their industry.

Winners of TATA NEN Hottest Startups will receive a potent combination of publicity and business support, designed to spur their growth to the next level.

Prizes in the TATA NEN Startup Awards include:

• Business training, mentoring and incubation support of upto Rs. 50 lakhs by IIM-A and CIIE

• Incubation opportunity to a befitting venture by IIM-B and NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL)
• Admission to Microsoft’s StartUp Accelerator Program for at least one winner

• All Shortlisted startups will get admission to TiE Mumbai’s nurturing program

The Awards has the outcome of directly helping the 30 shortlisted companies, and providing even greater support and visibility to the Top 5 Winners.

The 2008 Tata-NEN Startups Awards will showcase a wide range of high potential startups from multiple sectors, ranging from healthcare, retail, mobile technologies, biotech, hospitality, lifestyle, IT and service providers.

Lending support in the cause are Helion Ventures, Seedfund and Wadhwani Foundation. In addition, all the established entrepreneurial, academic and corporate communities including, Microsoft, IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Ahmedabad, Open Coffee Club chapters, Mumbai Angels, Indian Angel Network, Venture Woods,, Kickstart and TiE are partnering in the initiative.

Voting for the TATA NEN Startups Awards opened on August 27, 2008. Last date for sending nominations is October 22, 2008. In phase I, public votes and expert reviews will decide the 30 shortlisted companies, which will be announced on November 6. Phase II will comprise on-ground and online campaigning by the 30 shortlisted startups and culminate into a major voting drive where the public will vote for the Top 5 Winners who will be declared on December 23, 2008.

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