Min.us Receives Babson College 2011 Student Business of the Year Award

Established by John Xie '11and Carl Hu, Minus is truly a universal sharing platform in the cloud allowing users to share anywhere, anytime using any devices available to them. Visit http://min.us/

Online PR News – 30-April-2011 – – Established by John Xie '11and Carl Hu, Minus is truly a universal sharing platform in the cloud allowing users to share anywhere, anytime using any devices available to them. Visit http://min.us/

Formed in Fall 2010, Min.us has more than 300,000 active users, with more than 1,000,000 uploads and more than 1,000,000,000 hits.

Minus is the easiest and simplest way to share photos, documents, music, videos and files. Minus allows users to drag and drop files from the desktop and folders directly into the browser to start sharing or through the Minus desktop and mobile applications for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.


John Xie ’11 built his first website at the age of 9 and started his first business, Cirtex, at the age of 13. Today, Cirtex is a leading web hosting provider hosting over 100,000 domains globally. He has years of experience in SEO, online marketing, operations and management. John is currently a senior at Babson College.

Carl Hu has over a decade of experience in IT. His work was crucial in building Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Shortly after he served as Director of Technology at Progress Software. Later he served as CTO at AppZero. He is currently serving as principal engineer at Amazon. Carl is an artist, composer, musician and ballroom dancer.


Established in 1959, this SBYA is presented by the Babson College Alumni Association in recognition of an undergraduate student’s outstanding commitment to launching and operating a successful enterprise while pursuing an education.

Selection is based on initiative, character, originality, persistence and success, with emphasis on the learning experience. Winners exemplify Babson’s entrepreneurial tradition. More SBYA information available at http://www3.babson.edu/Events/studentventuring/sbya.cfm

SBYA 2011 Runner-Up Companies

ThinkLite LLC is a revolutionary commercial lighting efficiency firm dedicated to helping businesses go green without the upfront costs of getting there. We are proud to say our clients save immediately on their monthly energy bills, while making a positive impact on the environment at the same time. We accomplish this goal by providing superior service and only top quality products, while absorbing all the initial cost associated with the upgrade. http://www.rethinkrelite.com/ Dinesh Wadhwani ’12 and Enrico Palmerino ’11. Currently a member of the Babson Hatchery.

JacoxHilton is an MGA and individual producer consulting firm in Canada and the United States. We increase your life insurance production through Client Book Data Mining. We are an outsourced provider of in-force policyholder analysis. In presenting our recommendations to policyholders, advisors see a 70% close-rate. Using proprietary software as well as manual analysis, we quickly, easily, and cost-effectively prepare reports on opportunities to present to clients. Your Book is full of opportunities, so increase your production while providing better service and value to clients. In addition, our Book Valuation services provide a critical expertise at a time of rapid industry change and succession. http://jacoxhilton.com/ James Hilton '12 & Cam Jacox '13 Currently a member of the Babson Hatchery.

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All KindsTM. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and ActionTM as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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Company Contact:
John Xie
Cirtex Corp.
115 West 30th St.
New York, NY 10001
PH: (1-888-424-7839)
Website: http://www.cirtexhosting.com/
Email: Sales@CirtexHosting.com