Are you a technology-based International Startup looking to expand overseas for new clients, revenue streams and opportunities to explore the untapped markets?
To make it in India, your understanding of Indian clients is key. Our support in localizing your business model based on the needs of local decision makers, along with intensive client exposure allows you to build pilot projects and sales pipeline during the program. Now closing your deals is all in your hands.
Setting up business in a new country comes with a plethora of complexities and uncertainties. India is no different. But it’s a good place to be at right now.
Largest startup ecosystem globally
Funding in 2017
India, currently the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, is rapidly growing and maturing. After years of focus on B2C, the B2B innovation landscape is drastically picking up due to corporate innovation divisions’ interest in the latest technology, making for an excellent client base with global influence.
Located in Hyderabad, T‑Hub works at the center of the fastest-growing ecosystem, with the largest number of incubators and co-working spaces across the country. Tightly integrated with all stakeholders, Hyderabad is the perfect launch pad for international startups with access to various global corporates and governments alike.
T‑Hub is being considered the leading startup ecosystem builder in the country that operates the largest incubator - supports about 150 startups at a time. It also runs the largest number of corporate accelerator programs and other leading programs for Indian and international entrepreneurs.
The program will help startups localize, connect with corporates and government bodies, among others, and expand in the Indian market and discover newer revenue streams.
Business culture familiarization
Localization of business model
Access to personal mentors and EIRs
Office space and infrastructure
Corporate partners and industry leaders
Networking events, dinners, special guests, CEO dinner
Corporate day and investor demo day
No equity taken
2 May, 2018
Opening call for applications
30 June, 2018
Closing call for applications
31 July, 2018
India readiness assessment
28 September 2018
Corporate demo day
October 2018 - January 2019
Proof of concept facilitation
28 February, 2019
Final day and conclusion of program
We welcome applications from post Series A startups and scaleups from across the world, provided they meet the following criteria:
Market-ready product/solution and sale of the same in the home market or elsewhere
Proof of existing or prior secure venture capital investment
Proven distribution model in the home market or beyond
Invest time and resources for the venture to enter the Indian market and make it a success
Presence of at least one team member during all in-country interventions
Focus on two sectors of B2B enterprise products or sustainability. Outstanding solutions in other sectors such as HealthTech, FinTech, smart city, and mobility might get a chance too
Once we receive applications, the selection will be based on the following criteria:
Existing traction and proven month-on-month growth
Proven business model with high factor of transferability to India
Prior Venture Capital (VC) investment with runway for India market entry
Ambitious and committed venture team entering the Indian market
Presence, either virtually or physically, of one founder during the program (product managers, sales and/or technical specialists, and operational specialists may also be required for different interventions)
Readiness to engage in PoCs and partnerships
India has made steady progress from being a business process outsourcing hub to a global innovation hub. This is one of the reasons most global organizations such as Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook now have their largest development centers outside of the U.S. in Hyderabad.
Today, MNCs across the world are innovating in India due to low cost of innovation along with the rise in tech savvy and young enthusiasts. 40% of startups in India occupy the B2B segment. The appetite for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, AR/VR, cyber security, and other emerging technologies from corporates across the globe is immense and has led to more than 50% of Indian VC funding going to startups in the B2B enterprise sector.
Use T‑Hub's extensive corporate partner network to share the table with major global firms when they decide which disruptive technologies to integrate in their global roadmap and product portfolio.
India ranks second in the world in urban population size, with the largest concentration of megacities in the world.
This rapid urbanization creates gaps between demand and supply for urban infrastructure and services. Population and pollution are directly proportional, and there are rapidly widening chasms between development and sustainability. While water crisis is imminent in large metros like Mumbai and Bangalore, urban and rural parts of India still suffer from a significant divide in access to energy.
Despite India being a subtropical country, harnessing solar power is a challenge due to the steep expense of setting- up power plants and the low market penetration of solar equipment. We are looking for startups and scaleups with affordable and proven solutions in areas such as renewable energy and power, water, waste management, and others that can make India a more sustainable place to live.