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WATCH: How IndiaTech paves the way for Indian startups registered abroad to come home
WATCH: How IndiaTech paves the way for Indian startups registered abroad to come home

IndiaTech is a non-profit working with the government to make it easier to list companies in India, get differential voting rights for founders, and enable startups to access Government e-Marketplace.

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Partner with UK for fintech journey
Partner with UK for fintech journey

Leveraging our huge global reach and expertise, Hyderabad can build and develop its deep-tech innovation ecosystem

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T-Hub Phase-II to take shape soon
T-Hub Phase-II to take shape soon

Buoyed by the success of T-Hub, the State government has decided to create T-Hub Phase-II, disclosed IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao in the Assembly here on Monday.

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IITs in Delhi, Mumbai churn out most tech entrepreneurs
IITs in Delhi, Mumbai churn out most tech entrepreneurs

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Delhi and Bombay have produced the highest number of technology entrepreneurs in the country over the past two decades, finds a new study.

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India’s new startup phase led by quality founders, scale & diversity: Sequoia Capital’s Rajan Anandan
India's new startup phase led by quality founders, scale & diversity: Sequoia Capital's Rajan Anandan

India and the US are the only two countries which can build massive local and global companies

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Donatekart gives us a glimpse of how charity can be made more ‘meaningful’
Donatekart gives us a glimpse of how charity can be made more ‘meaningful’

Donatekart does not want donations in cash. It has devised a novel approach to the concept of giving by approaching it as a marketplace.

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Chubb setting up business services centre in Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Chubb setting up business services centre in Hyderabad, Bengaluru

Global property and casualty insurance company, Chubb, is setting up a business service centre in India.

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Delhi-NCR Beats Bengaluru, Mumbai to Win Startup Battle in India
Delhi-NCR Beats Bengaluru, Mumbai to Win Startup Battle in India

With 7,039 startups between 2009 and 2019 and 10 unicorns, Delhi-NCR is ahead of Bengaluru and Mumbai. On the other hand, Bengaluru has 5,234 startups, Mumbai has 3,829, and Hyderabad has 1,940 startups.

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Flush with funds, startups speed up hiring in slowing economy
Flush with funds, startups speed up hiring in slowing economy

Analysts say roles in demand include full-stack developers, data scientists and IoT hardware developers

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Space-tech startups in India are gaining ground
Space-tech startups in India are gaining ground

India’s space programme has, so far, been a government backed effort with Isro. With new technology and falling costs, a clutch of space technology startups are garnering domestic and global clients

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KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D
KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D

Industry honchos say they are elated with the appointment but have a wish-list for the minister.

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KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D
KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D

Industry honchos say they are elated with the appointment but have a wish-list for the minister.

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KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D
KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D

Industry honchos say they are elated with the appointment but have a wish-list for the minister.

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KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D
KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D

Industry honchos say they are elated with the appointment but have a wish-list for the minister.

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KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D
KTR returns as Telangana IT min: Industry suggests focus on infrastructure, skilling, R&D

Industry honchos say they are elated with the appointment but have a wish-list for the minister.

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Adityanath govt to launch ‘angel network’ for mentoring, funding startups
Adityanath govt to launch 'angel network' for mentoring, funding startups

Yogi Adityanath government is planning to launch an angel network for mentoring and funding of startups in Uttar Pradesh. The move is aimed at making UP a $1 trillion economy by 2024.

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Can Startup India Mission Create Next Generation of Global Startup Leaders?
Can Startup India Mission Create Next Generation of Global Startup Leaders?

Indian startups are going global and making waves across geographies. BYJU’s Oyo, Freshworks, and Ola have forayed into diverse regions in emerging and developed economies. Can India produce the next set of entrepreneurs who can lead the global digital landscape? There is a sense of triumphalism in the startup ecosystem. The mood is upbeat and energy levels continue to rise unabated.

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Niti Aayog-We Hub  partnership to help women
Niti Aayog-We Hub  partnership to help women

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad’s WeHub has been named as one of the regional partners that will work with NITI Aayog’s WEP Women Transforming India Awards 2019. At the WEP 2019 Roadshow on Tuesday, experts discussed the challenges faced by women-led entrepreneurial projects with regard to obtaining funding. 

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T-Hub Announces the Success of Five Startups from its Incubation Program Lab32 on World Entrepreneurs’ Day
T-Hub Announces the Success of Five Startups from its Incubation Program Lab32 on World Entrepreneurs’ Day

India, 21 August 2019: T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem. It today
announced the success of five startups from the second batch of its incubation program Lab32 on
World Entrepreneurs’ Day.

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T-Hub Launches HealthTech Arcade to Support Innovation in Healthcare
T-Hub Launches HealthTech Arcade to Support Innovation in Healthcare

IHyderabad 02 August 2019: T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem, today
announced the launch of its HealthTech Arcade program in partnership with Optum.

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T-Hub Invites Startups for the Third Batch of Lab32 Incubation Program
T-Hub Invites Startups for the Third Batch of Lab32 Incubation Program

India, 8 August 2019: T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem, today called for
applications for the third batch of Lab32, a comprehensive incubation program, tailor-made for earlystage tech product startups. The third batch of Lab32 will commence from 1 December 2019, and the call
for applications begins today. Interested startups can apply here.

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Telangana government and T-Hub announce a new funding program for early stage startups
Telangana government and T-Hub announce a new funding program for early stage startups

Telangana government and T-Hub announce a new funding program for early stage startups. 30 startups will be selected as part of the program.

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Hyderabad steps up: To take on Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai to become bigger hub for entrepreneurs
Hyderabad steps up: To take on Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai to become bigger hub for entrepreneurs

T-Hub’s programme will pick 30 startups for quarterly support and will handhold startups, create right business plans for them along with financials and investment pitch deck to get angel investors excited about them.

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With Its Startup Acquisition Spree, Reliance Might Soon Be A Tech Powerhouse
With Its Startup Acquisition Spree, Reliance Might Soon Be A Tech Powerhouse

Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Industries is clearly on a startup acquisition spree. It recently acquired a majority stake in Fynd, which hints towards Reliance’s increasing ambitions in the e-commerce sector.

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25 startups to pitch ideas to Japanese investors under Nasscom programme
25 startups to pitch ideas to Japanese investors under Nasscom programme

The selection process included parameters like fund raised in past, propensity to scale, innovation, problem solving strategies, current round size, valuation etc.

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How Ola got SoftBank and Tiger to invest in Ola Electric on its own terms
How Ola got SoftBank and Tiger to invest in Ola Electric on its own terms

Soon after resisting SoftBank and Tiger, here’s how Ola got the two to invest in Ola Electric on its terms

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Corporate training can help startups grow big time
Corporate training can help startups grow big time

Training and skill development are the mantras for every startup to inject confidence and professional etiquette into its associates.

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Make in India movement and Indian Startup ecosystem
Make in India movement and Indian Startup ecosystem

The spread of manufacturing sector in any country can greatly determine how self-sufficient the country is.

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Osmania University VC apprised of vacancies
Osmania University VC apprised of vacancies

In a review meeting with senior faculties, the need to link with the industries to facilitate placements, internships for students was highlighted.

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AI-based SaaS startup Spyne raises funds to build deeper technology solutions
AI-based SaaS startup Spyne raises funds to build deeper technology solutions

Spyne, an AI-based SaaS startup, which helps creative professionals such as photographers and corporations to leverage their content for business growth, has raised seed funding led by Smile group and other angel investors. 

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10 highest-funded startups in India: The top company has raised $1.31 billion from investors
10 highest-funded startups in India: The top company has raised $1.31 billion from investors

Check out the top 10 Indian startups that raised the most money from investors.

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Agri-tech startup Gramophone raises  ₹24 crore from InfoEdge, others
Agri-tech startup Gramophone raises ₹24 crore from InfoEdge, others

MUMBAI :
Agriculture tech startup Gramophone today said that it has raised ₹24 crore from existing investor InfoEdge, which owns Naukri.com, and impact investors Asha Impact and Better Capital, among others.

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Planning a startup? IIT Mandi to invest Rs 16.5 lakh in innovative ideas
Planning a startup? IIT Mandi to invest Rs 16.5 lakh in innovative ideas

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi’s technology business incubator Catalyst has invited application from startups for the third edition of its annual flagship event – Himalayan Startup Trek (HST).  

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‘In times of crisis, speed and accuracy of drones perfect for medical purposes’, says founder of Indian Drone Academy, Hyderabad
‘In times of crisis, speed and accuracy of drones perfect for medical purposes’, says founder of Indian Drone Academy, Hyderabad

“The minimal turnaround time with drones will be a blessing for people living in remote or rural areas for medical help in times of emergency or crisis.

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How Indian tech startups can fill a gap in tech stack building
How Indian tech startups can fill a gap in tech stack building

While there are many companies in the application layer of the tech stack, there is a dire need for indigenous Indian tech startups to enhance the other layers. It is time to increase India’s presence in this sector that has mostly foreign expertise.

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Kerala Startup Mission to organise funding sessions for early-stage startups
Kerala Startup Mission to organise funding sessions for early-stage startups

The sessions ‘Venture Capital for Startups 101’ would be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode from August 7 to 9.

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T-Hub announces healthtech market access programme
T-Hub announces healthtech market access programme

Hyderabad-based startup incubator T-Hub has launched HealthTech Arcade programme in partnership with a health solution company Optum.

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This accelerator ties its fortunes to SaaS startups
This accelerator ties its fortunes to SaaS startups

Upekkha focuses solely on software-as-a-service startups, helping them with profits instead of just big funding rounds

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These Three Startups Will Represent India At The Entrepreneurship World Cup
These Three Startups Will Represent India At The Entrepreneurship World Cup

The winners can get prizes which include prizes up to $5 Mn and access to investment capital

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Over 30 receive Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam award
Over 30 receive Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam award

More than 30 people from different walks of life received Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam award here at Secunderabad on Wednesday.

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Meet biotech startup Sapien Biosciences: India’s first commercial biobank that helps develop novel diagnostic tests and cures
Meet biotech startup Sapien Biosciences: India’s first commercial biobank that helps develop novel diagnostic tests and cures

Biotech startup Sapien Biosciences became India’s first commercial tissue collection biobank. Sapien hopes to build a high quality bio-repository with ethically consented human samples that will be used to develop and deliver diagnostic applications to further medical innovation.

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TSIC to host ‘Innovation Expo on Aug 15
TSIC to host 'Innovation Expo on Aug 15

To promote innovation and creativity in the state, a first-of-its-kind ‘Innovation Exhibition” will be hosted by Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) under ‘Intinta Innovator’ program, in all 33 districts of the state on August 15 as a part of Independence Day celebrations.

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Waste Online! New Hyderabad Startup Saves 45K Trees, Recycles 470 Tons in 8 Months
Waste Online! New Hyderabad Startup Saves 45K Trees, Recycles 470 Tons in 8 Months

Hyderabadis, listen up! Want to earn from your household scrap while helping the environment? This startup not only offers a free pick-up service, it also uses a part of the profits to educate underprivileged kids.

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This startup uses AI to make hiring hassle-free for companies
This startup uses AI to make hiring hassle-free for companies

The USP of its platform is that it can throw up top five applications for the job role for which the company is hiring and also state the rationale behind choosing these candidates over others.

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US Consulate in Hyderabad organises workshop on gaming for social change at T-Hub
US Consulate in Hyderabad organises workshop on gaming for social change at T-Hub

The four-day programme from Thursday will communicate to the city-based game designers how they can use their skills to make games that address social issues.

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T-Fiber works at brisk pace
T-Fiber works at brisk pace

Three firms being finalised for laying optic fiber network; efforts on to complete works in 5 months.

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IT Secretary pitches for credit system
IT Secretary pitches for credit system

IT Secretary and In-charge Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Jayesh Ranjan, would volunteer to ‘try out’ a credit-based system of education at the varsity which would boost the entrepreneurial spirit of the students without compromising on academics. Mr. Ranjan was speaking on the sidelines of the four-day workshop on Thursday.

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Hyderabad to soon get mobile app-based parking facility at 24 metro rail stations
Hyderabad to soon get mobile app-based parking facility at 24 metro rail stations

Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) launched ‘Park Hyderabad’ project, which is a paid parking facility with digital systems and mobile app at 24 Metro Rail stations across the city.

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US Consulate General Hyderabad to hold Gaming Workshop from Thursday
US Consulate General Hyderabad to hold Gaming Workshop from Thursday

“Games for Good: Designing Games with a Social Impact” at T-Hub here from July 25 to 28.The event include a workshop portion followed by a “game jam” during which participants will conceptualize games with a social message, US Consulate General Hyderabad said in a release here on Wednesday.

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PayPal opens new centre in Hyderabad, to have around 100 techies
PayPal opens new centre in Hyderabad, to have around 100 techies

Hyderabad: American digital payments firm PayPal here on Tuesday announced expansion of its IndiA footprint with the launch of third global technology centre. Guru Bhat, Vice-President and Head of Engineering, PayPal India, said the Hyderabad facility would house around 100 engineers across roles, including risk management and operations, to provide cutting-edge digital payments solutions to customers around the world.

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