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Do India proud | 3 in top entrepreneurs

Three Indians were voted among the five best young entrepreneurs in Asia by readers of Business Week.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 22:42 IST

Three Indians were voted among the five best young entrepreneurs in Asia by readers of a leading international online magazine

Business Week

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Andhra Pradesh-based 24-year-old Rama Krishna Gaddipati made it to the list as a co-founder of mobile applications and services outfit Bridle.

Mumbai-based Vishal Sampat and Divyank Turakhia for founding separate internet-based firms Convonix and Directi Group respectively.

The entreprenurial bug bit the 24-year-olds early on in their lives and with the advent of internet opening new avenues both Sampat and Turakhia got a taste of success while in their teens.

Gaddipatti, a student of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, has also developed a service called SchoolMate, that allows parents to monitors their child's progress at school.

Sampat runs Convonix, an internet marketing firm that helps clients enhance their online traffic and get better placement in search engine results.

Turakhia's Directi Group has more than a million subscribers for its array of domain name registration, web hosting, and site building services.

Businessweek had asked its readers to nominate young entreprenuers and a team of editors of the magazines narrowed the list to a group of finalists who were put to vote on its website.