Annual conference recognizes hot, best-of-breed technology startups worldwide
May 24, 2013 – Santa Clara, CA — Prepay Nation, a leading provider of international mobile top-up and cross border micropayment services, has been named Winner of 2013 TiE50 “Top Startup” Award at TiEcon 2013, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. Prepay Nation was among 50 winners honored on Saturday, May 18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
“We are so proud of the growth and innovation that has brought us to this point of recognition,” said Anurag Jain, CEO of Prepay Nation. “To be named one of the top 50 startups in the world is exciting as well as encouraging. We have invested significant effort into breaking new ground in the emerging mobile ecosystem by partnering with MNOs, service providers, and distributors globally, and our rapid growth worldwide speaks to the success of our approach. We are pleased to be in such excellent company in the Top 50, and sincerely thank TiEcon for this award.”
Speaking to a global audience at the awards ceremony during TiEcon 2013, the conference Chairman and President of TiE Silicon Valley, Mr. Venkatesh Shukla said that “the TiE50 program screened 1142 companies from 24 countries and 50 best-of-breed companies were announced winners.”
“Over the past four years, the TiE50 program has gained global acclaim, attracting startups from all over the world. TiE50 as a brand has garnered a great deal of recognition amongst the VC and Angel communities – particularly in Silicon Valley. About 110 finalists and winners had successful exits,” said Program Chair Ram K. Reddy.
TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. Awards are announced at TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. TiE is a global, not-‐ for-‐profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE provides a platform for mentoring, networking and education for technology entrepreneurs worldwide. Our global network of 54 chapters located in most major North American, Asian and European countries and cities with more than 14,000 members across 13 countries.
TiEcon is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2013 attracted 3,700+ attendees from across the world -‐-‐ including CEOs of established companies to first-‐time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine in their September 2011 issue to be among the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.