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May 22, 2008
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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Honors TeleNav CEO with 2008 Most Inspiring Entrepreneur Award
HP Jin recognized as the most inspiring entrepreneur of the year

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 22, 2008—TeleNav, Inc., the first company to launch a GPS navigation system on cell phones in the U.S., today announced that founder, president and CEO, Dr. HP Jin, has received the TiEcon 2008 Award for ‘Most Inspiring Entrepreneur’ of the year at TiE’s annual conference. TiE selected Dr. Jin for this award for his achievement in pushing the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity at TeleNav. “The TiEcon Awards recognizes the industry’s most impressive and inspirational entrepreneurs,” said Vas Srinivasan, PR Co-Chair for TiEcon 2008. “We selected HP Jin of TeleNav as the 2008 recipient because of his commitment to the long-term success of TeleNav. His efforts have resulted in a suite of strategic partnerships and a customer and employee base that has grown tremendously.” “I am pleased to receive this award from such a well-respected organization for entrepreneurs and professionals such as TiE.” said Dr. HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of TeleNav. “However, it is the great team at TeleNav that should be recognized for our growth and contributions to the industry. This award is a true honor, as it acknowledges the dedication TeleNav has had in introducing new and relevant technologies and the progress we have made within the mobile Location-based Services market.” TiEcon award winners were selected by a panel of distinguished judges, including:

  • Peter Burris, prominent enterprise Web 2.0 application analyst, Forrester
  • Melissa Drydahl, CEO and co-founder, Bring Light
  • Skip Glass, partner, Foundation Capital
The TiEcon Most Inspiring Entrepreneur Award recognizes individuals who have single handedly lifted an organization to greater heights through his or her inspiring and charismatic leadership or actions. They recognize proven leadership development through coaching, mentoring and promoting employee training, as well as those who lead by example. Additionally, the award acknowledges individuals who have proven track records of driving their company, as well as other organizations, toward success.

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About TeleNav

TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation. TeleNav's technology is available across more than 500 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers and partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Ford Motor Company, NII Holdings, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.

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About The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network. Since it’s founding in 1992, TiE has grown to become the world’s largest organization for entrepreneurs and professionals, with membership spread across 49 chapters in 11 countries. Membership includes over 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as Charter Members and over 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as Members. Top Venture Capital firms, Fortune 500 corporations and professional service providers are among TiE sponsors.