Chennai: Giving a boost to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) in the country, Google on Tuesday presented the SMB Heroes 2017 awards to three people, who used digital medium to excel in social commitment and entrepreneurship.
The SMB Heroes awards received entries from over 142 cities and small towns in the country. Winners under each of the categories are: Vandit Kali's 'Dive India' for Business Impact through digital, Puneet Ma-nuja's 'YourDost' for impacting change through digital and Arpita Ganesh's Buttercups for Woman business leader.
Addressing an audience after felicitating the winners at an event held in the city, Shalini Gir-ish, Director - Mark-eting Solutions, Google said, “India now has 400 million internet users and this has had a transformational impact on how people consume information, connect with one another and find businesses.
The business journeys of the SMB Heroes winners are a great testament to this, as each of them has leveraged technology to address challenges and grow their businesses.” Your Dost is an online counselling forum which provides a support system to the depressed people. Dive India is a scuba dive centre in Andamans which has a significant digital presence.