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Gurgaon, Haryana, September 5, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- MeriCAR.com, India's first web portal on car servicing and repair, Founder Rakesh K Sidana appeared in the unique television series Pioneering Spirit created by Lufthansa & ET Now. The program is supported by TiE Delhi NCR. The Pioneering Spirit showcases the lives of business pioneers and gives young entrepreneurs an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be selected as 'pioneers of tomorrow'.

It's a great opportunity for entrepreneurs not only to validate their business ideas but also generate some serious visibility & investor interest. Rakesh K Sidana was one of the three entrepreneurs appeared on 5th series, featured on Monday 29th August 2011. He discussed his business plan with Mr. Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group. In the second round of the show, he replied to questions asked by Mr. Alok Mittal, MD, Canaan Partners. "The growth of the Indian economy offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs. These programs generate visibility and encourage entrepreneurs to keep working on their business ideas. It was a great experience meeting to business pioneers who has built large businesses with their consistent efforts and hard work". Says Rakesh K Sidana, Founder, CEO, MeriCAR.com




Financial Time
The Financial Times
NCR Workshop Meet Car Owners

Rakesh Sidana, founder and CEO of MeriCAR.com through his venture has found a way to grant you your wish. MeriCAR.com, based out of Gurgaon, is a startup, which brings together workshops of all the cities and car owners on one platform.

It helps the car owner find the right workshop for the car at the same time helping car workshops get customers. MeriCAR.com not just gives you the listing of the closest car workshop but also helps car owners find out which is the right workshop according to the requirement of the car owner and about the service quality provided by the workshop through user reviews on the website.

Connecting the Dots

Started in 2009 with an idea to start an online car booking service, the venture went through several transformations before attaining the shape it is in today. "It was only when I started reaching out to the dealers, that I understood that they are already overloaded with customers and don't need a third party to bring them business," said Sidana. "Since the goal was to connect two dots, the car owner and the service centres, we took a different angle and looked at small workshops.".......Read More


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The Economic Times : Wealth
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Sidana took a circuitous route to entrepreneurship. After graduating from the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, in 1995, he did a two-year post-graduate course in technical and computer management from the All India Management Association-Centre for Management Education in Delhi. "I was fascinated by the dotcom boom and wanted to launch an online company, but was waiting for a unique idea," he says.

In the meanwhile, he decided to hone his technical skills. So, from 1998 to 2004, he worked in the technical department of various dotcom companies, such as Panalinks, and IndiaMart Intermesh, and for the next four years, he freelanced. "I used to bid for global Web projects and offer consultancy," he says. In August 2008, he registered his own company, Amoeba Webware, which offered Web solutions to global firms...Read More

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