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BITSian – One of the ‘MOST PROMISING ENTREPRENEURS’ of India

Friday, March 27, 2009   (0 Comments)
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“redBus” founder Phanindra, CEO of redBUS is chosen as one of ‘India’s most promising entrepreneurs’ by Business World. The jury was comprised of members with global exposure and experience to identify the potential big hitters of tomorrow. Phani did his BE(Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani during 1998-2002.

The seed of redBus was sown during Diwali, four years ago, when he was turned down by every bus agent when he was desperate to buy a bus ticket to his hometown from Bangalore. He figured out the immediate and glaring need to provide consumers the convenience of booking a ticket on the internet. Today a customer has the convenience of buying a bus ticket over SMS, calling the call center, logging on to the web, having a ticket home delivered or at the neighborhood kirana store!

redBus is also the second Indian company chosen by New York-based Endeavour International selection panel as one of the four Endeavour Enterpreneurs whom they call as ‘High Impact Entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs with the biggest ideas, the most ambitious plans and the largest social, economic and environmental impact.


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