August 2012: Finalist in Red Herring Asia 100 is an exclusive event honoring 100 cutting-edge private technology companies from across the Asia-Pacific region. The event brings together an elite roster of entrepreneurial and global venture investment firms to showcase excellence in innovation. MeriCAR was included in the list by Red Herring in 2012.
August 2010: Finalist in The Power of Idea by The Economic Times.16,000 business ideas. 850 entrepreneurs mentored. 74 start-ups given intensive mentoring over nine days at IIM Ahmedabad.45 entrepreneurs given cash grants and 15 provided seed funding. That was The Power of Ideas in 2010. India’s largest entrepreneurship development programme is back. Seeking to create a culture of innovation in the country by touching more lives, the programme aims at encouraging individuals with a business idea to come forward and connects them with relevant mentors and investors.
August 2009: Rakesh K Sidana, founder of MeriCAR.com, won first city round of WagonR - Think Big Challenge and presented his business idea before Jury in the final north zonal level round. It was held at IIT Delhi. Maruti WagonR - Think Big Challenge is a first of its kind contest where entrepreneur can come forward to compete for the title. The winner gets cash prize of 10 lacs, along with a WagonR car and an opportunity to meet potential investors. Mr. T S Vineet Devaiah is the first zonal winner and will be joined by three more winners from west, east and south zone. WagonR Think Big Challenge partnering with The Times Of India, HDFC Bank, Indian Angels Network, Times Zig Wheels, Times Red Cell, CNBC & Awaaz.
August 2008: Nominees in TATA NEN Hottest Startups India's first ever people's choice awards. Hottest Startups will identify, showcase and support the highest-potential young companies in India.
The TATA NEN Hottest Startup Awards are a result of the combined efforts of TATA, a rapidly growing business group in India with significant international operations, and the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), a non-profit organization, and India's leader in entrepreneurship education
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