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Marquee start-up event heads into finals

Marquee start-up event heads into finals
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First Published: Fri, Feb 27 2009. 12 30 AM IST

Updated: Fri, Feb 27 2009. 03 09 PM IST
Five start-ups will be feted in Mumbai this evening as part of the finale of the Tata NEN Hottest Startups competition. The five will be selected from the 30 shortlisted out of 588 entries. This will be the first time that such fledgling businesses are being chosen in a contest that relied on expert views as much as public voting. Mint, print partner for the event, has been profiling the shortlisted firms and concludes the series with these four reviews.
A2Zapps.com attempts a Salesforce.com in India
For small businesses the world over, the costs of buying and installing software can often be prohibitive. Many simply do without it. Kantanu Kundu, founder and chief executive of a2Zapps.com, says he’s seen companies in India managing their accounts on complicated excel sheets that can number as many as 50 pages. Click here for more.
Processing resumés made easier, cheaper
Human resource managers always face the problem of spotting a potential hire in a crowd. This typically involves sifting through thousands of resumés; sometimes hundreds of thousands; to zero in on the hire that can make it. Click here for more.
Training with patience: Elements Akademia
Nishant Saxena’s life as an entrepreneur couldn’t be much more different from his days as a consultant for a consumer-goods multinational in Singapore. Click here for more.
A tech solution for testing times
Ashwin Palaparthi’s company Valueminds Solutions Pvt. Ltd almost ended up as a book. Palaparthi, who had spent six years working with software testing company AppLabs Technologies Pvt. Ltd, found it paradoxical that most information technology, or IT, companies used minimal technology within their teams to perform mandatory functions of software testing. Click here for more.
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First Published: Fri, Feb 27 2009. 12 30 AM IST