New Delhi, July 2, 2013 — Microsoft has announced the top three winners for the “Completely Boss Challenge” contest which gives them the opportunity to have the 5-year growth plans for their businesses developed by industry experts. The initiative is India's first platform to reward and celebrate outstanding business leaders from the thriving mid-market sector: 2500 CEOs from across 7 cities (Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai) contested in three rounds of the competition.
The winners get a chance to have Microsoft (technology), LinkedIn (talent), Moneycontrol.com (media), WebChutney (marketing), DOOR (business consulting) and CRISIL SME Ratings (knowledge) develop robust 5-year business growth plans for their companies.
The winners are : Paresh Tulsidas Parekh, Founder, Sort India Enviro Solutions, Ahmedabad; Gaddam Ranjith Reddy Managing Director Rohini Minerals Pvt Ltd Hyderabad (represented at the event by CFO Sajjad and Uday Purohit, Managing Director, Neptunus Power Plant Services, Mumbai.
The contest started with registered participants being evaluated on a quiz on knowledge and application-based questions, which was assigned weightage by QuizWorks. The phase 2, which was City Prelims, included events in the seven cities. The top 50 finalists from each city participated in the next level of an on-ground contest challenge. Three shortlisted candidates from each of these seven cities participated in the finals of the Completely Boss challenge, which selected three all-India winners.
Says Ramkumar Pichai, GM - Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd: “Microsoft programs like the Completely Boss Challenge will enable SMBs to create, foster and grow innovative business models that have a positive impact on their communities and at the same time are crucial to India’s economic growth.”