Over the past few months, we have strived to provide the Indian entrepreneurial community a much needed media platform to communicate, reach out and network. As ‘we the nation’ celebrate our 62nd Independence day this August, we believe that it is only befitting to celebrate in parallel, ‘we the entrepreneurs’ as we “redeem our pledge to build up a prosperous and progressive nation, and to create economic institutions that ensure fullness of life”
The notion that only the fortunate, skilled and financially sound can make it as successful entrepreneurs has spread like an epidemic among aspirants. But few know that many a successful ideas have failed because the entrepreneurs lack the craftiness of an able executor, one who can build a networked community of followers that support his vision. If it were so easy to become a pioneer and motivate and inspire the people around, industries would have had entrepreneurs galore, and none would have enjoyed the admiration and appreciation of people like they do now. But as we all know, it takes grit and unceasing mettle for one to touch the success skyline.
We think it’s time to test your entrepreneurial zeal and popularity among your peers, clients, vendors, friends and relatives. Sun Start-up Essentials in partnership with YourStory.in presents the — “Most Popular Entrepreneur Challenge ’09”, a litmus test that tests your ‘Appeal Quotient’ and brings to fore a biz mastermind, a consummate entrepreneur and a deserving winner.
Enough said and done about your business model, your financial growth prospects, and the numerous “expert” views and comments on your business. We believe that its time to celebrate the very spirit of entrepreneurship, irrespective of the business outcome, and hence for the very first time we will evaluate you on an entirely different metric – what we call the ‘Appeal Quotient’.
The Appeal Quotient will be determined on the basis of the popularity, following and rating of you and your venture as evinced on YourStory.in. The Appeal Quotient will be a sum total of the following set of parameters tracked through the month of Sep 2009:
• Pagehits from unique readers / IPs on your story page @YourStory.in
• Comments and Testimonials on your story page from –
• No. of votes received in your favour by our reader community
Please note that all the IP addresses will be tracked to avoid duplicate voting. In addition, we will randomly check for authenticity of the person writing testimonials and comments on your profile page as testimonials and comments will be the decisive factor.
In keeping with our belief that “nothing is true, but that which is simple”, we have kept the registration procedure to a bare minimum. Follow the simple steps to register online for the Most Popular Entrepreneur Challenge ’09 on YourStory.in
Step 1: To participate click on the 'Apply' button below or click here
Step 2: Your story must feature in YourStory.in as we take an in-depth profile view of your entrepreneurial journey. Ensure that your story is profiled on YourStory.in
Step 3: Regularly send us your video, promotion clips and any update that will help step-up your popularity meter.
· Registration Starts: 15 August 2009
· Registration Ends: 30 August 2009
· Contest horizon: 2nd Sep 2009 to 29th Sep 2009. All metrics used to evaluate the Appeal Quotient will be monitored during this time-period.
· Winner Declaration Day: 2 Oct 2009
About Sun Startup Essentials
The Sun Startup Essentials program is designed for startups that dream big. With funding assistance, deep discounts on power efficient servers and storage products, massively scalable Web hosting services, plus free training, technical advice, and co-marketing opportunities, Sun Startup Essentials can help you shine. Join Sun Startup Essentials today at in.sun.com/startup. http://in.sun.com/startupessentials/index.jsp?CID=929171
Yourstory.in is committed to providing visibility and meaningful networking opportunities to entrepreneurs, start ups and all the self made professionals from across India.
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Deepika Narayan Bharadwaj