And the winner of the Microsoft Bizspark India Startup Challenge is…

Written by on June 24, 2011

And the winner of the Microsoft Bizspark India Startup Challenge is...
We’re excited to announce that Freshdesk is the Winner of the Microsoft Bizspark India Startup Challenge in the Cloud Category.

A total of 400 companies from across India had applied for the contest and 15 companies were shortlisted as finalists. The final event was held at Hotel Lalit Ashok Bangalore yesterday where the finalists made a business pitch, demoed their app and answered questions from a grand jury of six judges which included Venture Capitalists, an Angel Investor, a Serial Entrepreneur, a senior Microsoft executive and a startup incubator.

Freshdesk was declared the winner of the competition in the Cloud category and the first prize is a free grant from Microsoft for US$ 40,000. We are thrilled that we won and we would like to thank Microsoft for doing this event to identify and nurture promising startups.

We also would like to extend our hearty congratulations to the other winner – Reach360Ads and the runner-ups – Zevenseas and Live-Inbox.

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  • Veera

    Congratulations to the team!

  • Dhan

    Way to Go!!!

  • ahmedhussain

    Congratulations Freshdesk! This M$ accolade could well be the beginning of something very very special!!

  • dotcompals

    congratulations and keep it up. – all the best

  • Shahul

    Congrats for all members. Keep rocking 🙂

  • Daniel McPherson

    Congrats guys! Heard you did a fantastic job. We are looking for some helpdesk software, so will be sure to check yours out! Daniel

  • scorpio_gamer

    Congrats 😀

  • freak

    Congratulations!!!

  • Srivatsan Venkatesan

    Congrats! Grish. I thought you did great on the final show.

  • Anil Kumar

    Good work and inspiring story folks. Keep it going!

  • Anil Kumar

    Good work and inspiring story folks. Keep it going!

  • Sagor

    Great job,bros…

  • Ram Krishnaswamy

    Very impressive thought leadership Girish. Its not a surprise. You are lucky to have right team and they have made right decision to join hands with you. All my wishes.