Hyderabad: The Technology Business Incubator (TBI), University of Hyderabad (UoH) in association with The Entrepreneur Zone-a start-up Accelerator has started its fifth batch of the six month weekend programme in the start-up management recently. Prof G Gopal Reddy, member, University Grants Commission (UGC) who was chief guest for the event highlighted need for creating ‘job creators’ than ‘job seekers’. This will help provide right opportunities to the huge ‘demographic dividend’ of India which has around 65 per cent of young people below 30 years, he said. Prof Reddy suggested that many more Universities should follow the efforts of TBI @ UoH and encourage students to test their ideas.
Prof V Venkata Ramana, Professor at School of Management Studies and Coordinator of TBI, UoH explained the activities of the TBI @ UoH since its formal registration and establishment in the year 2008. Since inception, 10 patents and a lot of workshops were organized to build awareness and interest about the entrepreneurial ecosystem both within the University and other academic institutions. About 25 startups have been commercialised, he said.
Dr Nandita Sethi, founder, CMD, The Entrepreneur Zone (TEZ) encapsulated the activities of TEZ in the last two- years. Srinivas K, founder & COO, T-Hub spoke about the evolving startup system in Telangana & the active role of the T-Hub in nurturing tech startups. He inspired the young entrepreneurs to discuss their challenges and tried giving solutions in the existing eco-system.