Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2012 Winners announced

Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge is one of the largest entrepreneurial competitions in India that recognizes inspiring ideas in the field of technology.

Few days back, the Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge announced the competition’s winner during the event that was held at Royal Orchid, Bangalore.

The event had some exciting presentations on the entrepreneurial ideas by various participating teams.

“The challenge offered an opportunity for startups to win huge grants to realize their business plan. 16 finalists were shortlisted on the basis of ingenuity, creativity and innovation of the submitted plans. First and second winners for each category won a grant of $30,000 USD and $15,000 USD respectively. The four runners-up in the Cloud category received a grant of $1,000USD each while three runners-up in the Mobile category received grants of – $1,000 USD. But most importantly, the challenge presents an opportunity for the BizSpark Community to build and deepen connections, share ideas, network partners and celebrate the individual successes of member startups.”

Below is the list of winners of Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2012 in different categories

Cloud Application Category Winners

  • Winner: Aurus Network
  • 1st Runner up: Cipher Graph Networks

Mobile Application Category Winner

  • Winner: Now Floats Technologies
  • 1st Runner up: Vdime Innovative Works

What is Microsoft BizSpark Program ?

BizSpark Program has helped more than 1700 Indian startup entrepreneurs by providing strong grounds to stand, grow and improve their functioning. The idea behind Bizspark is to fast-track the success of young startups with software, support & visibility. Selected startup businesses receive business development and technical training at highly subsidized costs or in many cases, no costs. More information about the ‘Challenge’ is available at

I will write about the Microsoft BizSpark Program exclusively in one of my upcoming posts too ­čÖé

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