Hyderabad: Telangana’s startup ecosystem builder T-Hub’s capacity building initiative T-Tribe announced the graduation of five startups from its MasterClass programme. The five startups – Kshemin Labs, PolluShun, Bliss Extracts, AadhaTrip and InfinitIQ – have graduated out of eight idea-stage incubated startups from the programme.
These startups were selected from a pool of more than 135 applications from different sectors and some of the selected startups reached the second stage of The Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0 grant and had given a product demo to IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao.
The MasterClass programme has provided its startups with 10 industry connections, over 1000 hours of engagement, 15 mentor connections and 15 service providers’ connections. Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub, said, “The most crucial part of a startup’s journey is its early stage, that is when the idea is developed into the product – and the focus is on advancing technology to scale up smartly. To ensure enough support for startups at an early stage – T-Hub’s MasterClass has been tailor-made, especially young innovators from colleges, poised to shape the local tech and innovation ecosystem and beyond.”
While Kshemin Labs is in discussions with HITACHI for product development and outsourcing, PolluShun are in discussions with TSRTC for prototype testing. Bliss Extracts products got launched on Swiggy and soon on Zomato as well and AadhaTrip is catering in nine states including Telangana and is now making 100 trips per day. InfinitIQ’s product is being rolled out to schools in three states for classes 8-10.
An advanced 18-week entrepreneurship course curated by T-Tribe, MasterClass nurtures budding entrepreneurs by enlightening them on various aspects of entrepreneurship. The program guides the startups in five stages: ideation phase, design phase, MVP phase, business-plan phase, and pitch-perfect phase.
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