April 27, 2009

Nominate Indian Startups for The World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers Program

Startup Journey is happy to invite you to nominate companies you are associated with in India to The World Economic Forum's 'Technology Pioneers' Program 2010. The Program, started in 2000, with the goal of identifying new technologies that will have a dramatic and sustainable impact on business and society, has achieved the distinction of being the most prestigious recognition in the world of technology.

Last year, Bangalore-based mobile payments company JiGrahak Mobility Solutions was selected as one of the 34 "Technology Pioneers" for 2009. Another tech firm that does a lot of its development out of India - Nivio - was also named.

To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of "life-changing technology". In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership, show signs of being a long-standing market leader and its technology must be proven. WEF solicits nominations for the Technology Pioneers program from Technology Pioneer alumni, WEF members, partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and other technology experts.

To nominate a candidate please fill out the form available at
http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Technology%20Pioneers/Nominations/index.htm


Please note that once a nomination is accepted, a detailed application form will be sent to the contact person in the company.

Successful candidates will be notified in October 2009 and the class of Technology Pioneers 2010 will be officially announced to the public via a press release on 3 December 2009.

Links to more information on the Process & Criteria:

http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Technology%20Pioneers/Nominations/AbouttheProcess/index.htm

http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Technology%20Pioneers/SelectedTechPioneers/index.htm

http://www.weforum.org/pdf/techpioneers/TechnologyPioneers2009.pdf