MSMEs set to vie for Coveted IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011 Along With ET NOW Present 2nd Edition of the Prestigious Awards

NEW DELHI, January 21, 2011 - Taking its commitment to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) a
level up,, India's largest online B2B marketplace, and ET NOW,
India's leading financial news channel, bring the second edition of IndiaMART
Leaders of Tomorrow Awards after the successful debut in 2010. These revered
Awards follow a crucial mandate to recreate an ambiance that will foster
entrepreneurship amongst MSMEs in the country. Nominations have also been
announced open for all MSMEs from across the country for the Awards.

Aimed at recognising exemplary and outstanding achievements of MSMEs in
different sectors, IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards have become a symbol
of excellence for every budding and existing entrepreneur.

Proud of the endeavour, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO,, said, "The successful debut of these Awards in 2010 stands
testimony to our belief of building a cohesive SME community in India. We are
moving in the right direction and with the next edition already on way, our
twin objectives to provide SMEs with a celebrated platform and encourage a
culture of entrepreneurship in India will be met. ET NOW has been a worthy
partner throughout the initiative and we are delighted to continue with this

Having marked its huge presence in the MSME space, has yet
again embarked on a journey that will present small and medium scale
industries with another opportunity to showcase their talent before the
nation. Following on the footsteps of the previous format, IndiaMART Leaders
of Tomorrow Awards 2011, too, will feature entrepreneurs on ET NOW who have
made a mark in their respective industries. Proving to be a source of
inspiration, these stories will motivate upcoming business persons to become
a part of enterprising India. pioneered the cause of bringing the unknown MSMEs into
limelight through its maiden initiative, IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards
2010. With full enthusiasm from MSMEs backing this drive, the commitment by to fortify MSMEs position in the business community was further
given a boost. The second edition of these Awards will not only promote
entrepreneurship for small entrepreneurs but also augment growth avenues for
them by capturing the attention of the growing Indian business fraternity.

About ( is India's largest online B2B
marketplace connecting global buyers with suppliers through business
directories, online product catalogs, buy-sell offers, industry specific
marketplaces, printed media and trade shows participation.

Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India
presence in over 100 cities. With over 2400 employees located across 55
offices in the country, offers an extensive range of value-
added products and services to its 1 million registered members and nearly 5
million global buyers across various industries and verticals. has won numerous awards over
the years and has been widely covered by media such as CNBC, BBC,
BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld, Economic Times, Financial Express, etc for
its pioneering role in promoting SME business in the country. Its existing
investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group),
India's largest print media group.

Entrepreneurs can now file in their nominations at

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About ET NOW

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heritage. ET NOW brings complete perspective to news with the most
influential business minds, the biggest global voices bringing the global
perspective. ET NOW is taking giant strides towards leadership, and with
specific focus on news and analysis the channel is poised to become
synonymous with Corporates and real time investors.

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