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Microsoft's Completely Boss Challenge Promotes SMBs in India

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Friday, June 28, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Microsoft today announced the top three winners for the Completely Boss
Challenge, giving 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, wherein 2500 CEOs from across 7 cities (Delhi NCR, Bangalore,
Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai) contested in three rounds of the
competition. 
The Completely Boss Challenge is a unique opportunity for leaders, CEOs and
directors of midsize businesses to highlight their achievements. 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 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. 
1) Paresh Tulsidas Parekh, Founder, Sort India Enviro Solutions Limited 
2) Gaddam Ranjith Reddy, Managing Director, Rohini Minerals Private Limited 
3) Uday Purohit, Managing Director, Neptunus Power Plant Services Private
Limited 
A very enthusiastic Paresh Tulsidas Parekh from Ahmedabad said, “This has been
a great experience for me and glad to be amongst the top 3 winners. I would like
to thank Microsoft for creating such a unique platform and look forward to
working with the jury to prepare our 5-year business growth plan.” 
“It's awesome to be amongst the top 3 winners and that too in a competition
like this which is a first-of-its-kind. It has been a tough competition wherein
CEOs of midsize businesses gave their best shot, thus it is all the more
exciting to win against such good competitors,” said Gaddam Ranjith Reddy from
Hyderabad. 
Delighted Uday Purohit from Mumbai said, “Microsoft's Completely Boss
Challenge, targeted towards the mid-market segment, is a great platform for SMBs
to showcase their unique business models. The competition opens up a whole new
dimension for our business.” 
Ramkumar Pichai, GM - Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Corporation India
Pvt. Ltd. said, “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.” 
About Microsoft 
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software
for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products
and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any
place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a
subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since
1990 and currently has offices in nine cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai,
Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. 
To view the photographs, please click on the links given below: 
Paresh Tulsidas Parekh, Founder, Sort India Enviro Solutions Limited 
Sajjad, Rohini Minerals Private Limited 
Uday Purohit, Managing Director, Neptunus Power Plant Services Private Limited 
Media contact details 
Tushar Makkar,
Microsoft,
tmakkar@microsoft.com 
Vibhor Wahi,
IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies,
+91 9810411866,
vibhor.wahi@hkstrategies.com 
Akanksha Mathur,
IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies,
+91 9560069397,
akanksha.mathur@hkstrategies.com 
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