Trivandrum: DecideQuick, a Thiruvananthapuram based start-up company, has won the first prize at the regional level in the Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013, held at Startup Village, Kochi.
The first prize included a cash prize of $4000 along with a certificate and a Nokia Lumia developer edition phone. The company has qualified for the final which is going to be held in Bangalore on June 07, 2013. The final winner will get a cash prize of $70,000, Windows 8 Tablet and an XBox 360 gaming console.
Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013, served as a unique platform to identify and promote upcoming start-ups with promising products in focus areas of connected devices and continuous services across India by submitting their business ideas on Cloud Computing and Mobility. Ten start-ups from all over the Kerala participated in the regional round. Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013 was for the first time organized in ten different cities with a national grand finale at Bangalore.
“The Microsoft BizSpark India Challenge is a great platform to showcase your business, get validation and support from Microsoft. Winning the first prize at Microsoft BizSpark Regionals at Kochi was humbling and a testament to our team’s hard work over the past months. We are looking forward to the nationals and are geared to work harder for the miles ahead”, said Shameer Thaha, Founder & CEO, DecideQuick Services.
“The objective of Microsoft BizSpark programme is to find hidden gems from all over India and companies like Decidequick reinforce our belief that we are on right track. I’m thrilled to see this smart decision making engine that leverages social media and our Microsoft tools so effectively to enable consumers make the right choice! It is these kinds of start-ups that will power the next wave of ecommerce revolution in India so that consumers benefit immensely. I’m very excited to see this start-up in the Microsoft BizSpark fold create waves already”, said Rajinish Menon, Director – ISV & Cloud Strategy, Microsoft.
Kerala IT News