|Six months of heady campaigning culminated in a suspense-filled evening where India's first people's choice awards for startups - the TATA NEN Hottest Startups Awards 2008 were announced. Five innovative and high potential startups made it to the top activecubes solutions, Lakshya, StarAgri, takeovercode.com and the Loot.
Special Awards from Microsoft, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore were also presented to Ennovasys, WynBrands, Vayavya Labs and ITCONS e-Solutions. For more details about the Awards and winners, visit the Winners page.
The glittering award ceremony was held at the grand Crystal Room of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. In attendance were several professionals, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and industry captains, including Dr. JJ Irani, Director, Tata Sons; Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC Group Companies in India; Simon Cox, South Asia Business Correspondent, The Economist Group.