Brace-Up Moment for Start-Ups across the Board as Uber and T-Hub Took a Big Leap

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BENGALURU: The rapidly growing start-up eco-system in India has been attracting investors, incubators, and angel funding companies from all over the world. A new boost was added to it when T-Hub, a start-up ecosystem builder, along with Uber and TiE Silicon Valley announced the launch of a program to inspire Indian start-ups and connect with global market opportunities. This will definitely be a crucial and gleeful moment for new start-ups to explore international opportunities and create an identity of their own.

According to a statement issued by T-Bridge, a start-up incubator, it will facilitate start-up communities in India as well as around the world to innovate, inter-breed ideas, and create ways and means for knowledge exchange. The activities will also assist in creating a network of mentors, incubators, and accelerators to advance the Indian start-up ecosystem.

Telangana minister for IT, K .T. Rama Rao inaugurated T-Bridge at the headquarter of Uber in San Francisco, last week, as reported by a news agency (Source Unknown).

T-Bridge will act as a welcoming platform to fast-track companies in tech awaiting to stave in the India’s huge consumer market and back start-ups access UberEXCHANGE—Uber’s flagship start-up mentorship program and TiE Silicon Valley’s mentor network.

“We have a strong vision to make Hyderabad one of the top 10 startup cities in the world. T–Bridge is one such move towards opening a channel of investment from the world to the state of Telangana. I am proud to open our first outpost in the US in association with Uber and TiE Silicon Valley and believe that this association will forge new partnerships and spur investment and innovation between the two countries,” Rama Rao said.

Telangana is one of the most progressive states in India, and it has set up a culture of ‘regulatoryincubation’—allowing new ideas and business models to thrive, said Rachel Whetstone, Uber’s senior vice president for policy and communications.

“Today more and more people around the world want to build something themselves. Through initiatives like UberEXCHANGE, our mentorship program for Indian startups, we hope to spur entrepreneurship. Creative partnerships like T-Bridge will continue to strengthen ties between India and the global startup scene,” Whetstone said.

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