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Powered by Mercedes Benz, the awards ceremony was held in New Delhi recently

January 11, 2012:

CNBC-TV18, India’s no. 1 business medium and Mercedes Benz are celebrating the success of emerging India’s young and talented entrepreneurs through the premier Edition of the ‘Young Turks Awards’. These awards were established to champion the spirit of entrepreneurship and celebrate the new age heroes who are transforming India and taking India to the World. These young entrepreneurs defied the global meltdown and created billion dollar enterprises through their entrepreneurship skills. These Young Turks were recently felicitated during a grand awards ceremony that was held in New Delhi which was presided by Chandra Sekaran - President & Managing Director, Global Delivery – Cognizant.

As the Indian economy grows, India's youth has taken to the net like never before. With a 100 million internet users, India is on its way to bag a spot as a global internet hub. To capture the opportunity thrown up by the internet economy, Young Turks spent a better part of 2011 showcasing emerging Indian internet cos. Just a handful of our Young Turks brought in funds of over 230 million dollars from Venture Capitals and Private Equities in the year. So 2011 clearly was the year of the internet economy. ‘Young Turks’ salutes these entrepreneurs who dared to follow their dreams by starting from scratch, implementing their ideas into strategic business solutions and established themselves as young business tycoons in their respective fields of work.

The esteemed jury who judged the winning entries is Hitesh Oberoi, CEO, Infoedge, Sanjeev Aggrawal, Founder, Helion Ventures, Hemir Doshi, Partner IDG Ventures and Raman Roy, Founder, Quattro.

Speaking on the occasion, Shereen Bhan, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18 & Series Editor, Young Turks said, “India has not only evolved as a hub for young and talented individuals aiming to become successful entrepreneurs but also a land of opportunities for new trends, innovative marketing strategies and dynamic business models. It has also witnessed how budding entrepreneurs have established their businesses in a short span of time only to realize their dreams. Over a period of 10 years, Young Turks has witnessed many success stories and become an integral medium, encouraging young people to dare to dream”.

The winners of Young Turks Awards 2012 are:

Hottest Internet Companies Of The Year Beerud Sheth, Webaroo Technologies (SMS GupShup)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, One97 Communications
Naveen Tewari, InMobi
Ashish Hemrajani, Bigtree Entertainment (Book My Show)
Mukesh Bansal,
Sachin & Binny Bansal,
Kunal Bahl,
Pranay Chulet, Quikr
Manmohan Agarwal, Big Show Bazaar (
Ishita Swarup, 99labels
Manu Agarwal, Naaptol
Change Agent Of The Year - Health 3nethra, Forus Group
From India, For The World InMobi
Company To Watch Out For Bookmyshow
Tech Innovation Of The Year- Aakash
Jury Special Commendation-
Pride Of Young Turks Magnon Solutions
Internet Company Of The Year Flipkart

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