Citrix Wins Ecosystem Enablement Award from Zinnov Management Consulting for the Second Consecutive Year
INDIA – July 27, 2012 – Citrix today announced it has won the Ecosystem Enablement – Start-ups for the second consecutive year from Zinnov Management Consulting.
In its third year, the Zinnov Awards and Recognition Program recognizes excellence and the contribution of the MNC R&D fraternity in India across six different categories. Citrix won the ‘Ecosystem Enablement – Start-ups’ category for the number of startups it reached and funded, its evangelism and mentorship programs and the assistance it rendered to start-ups on go-to-market strategies and acquisitions.
Focused on entrepreneur-led innovation, Citrix Startup Accelerator is Citrix’s corporate incubator that provides seed investments to select startups around the world, enabling them to benefit from the global Citrix presence, its entrepreneur-friendly environment, large customer base and seasoned go-to-market strategies to help further their ideas.
Pari Natarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Zinnov Management Consulting
“We are delighted to recognize Citrix’s achievements towards enabling the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the second time in a row. Citrix Startup Accelerator coupled with senior Citrix executive time and Citrix’s sponsorship of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) – Cloud Special Interest Group, have accelerated the growth of the start-up ecosystem significantly.”
Ravi Gururaj, Vice President - Products, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix
“Innovation is the cornerstone of Citrix’s company philosophy and is attributed to many sources - smart employees, M&A, strategic investments, partnerships and the Citrix Startup Accelerator initiative, through which Citrix engages the entrepreneur community and provides funding for innovative ideas with strategic impact potential. Since launching the campaign in 2011, we are proud to have facilitated the growth of eleven innovative start-up companies that are poised to change the face of cloud, mobile and virtualization technologies through investments and helping them leverage our entrepreneur-friendly environment, large customer base and seasoned go-to-market strategies.”
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion.
About Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd
Founded in 2002, Zinnov – meaning Zeal in Innovation – is a leading management consulting company providing services in the area of Offshore Advisory, Market Expansion and Human Capital Optimization to Fortune 1000 companies. Zinnov works collectively with clients to tackle prevailing organizational challenges by analyzing the changing dynamics, improving performance, and building institutional capability. The services delivered to its clients through advanced reasoning and analytical techniques, provides solutions that help in integrating organizational vision, business definition and processes.