T-Hub Launches the ‘Trestle’ Program to Provide International Market Access for Indian Startups
- ‘Trestle’ is an umbrella program, under which T-Hub will announce international collaborations
with accelerators or entities
- For the first edition of the Trestle program, T-Hub has partnered with FalconX Inc., to provide startups in the ecosystem with an access to the U.S. Market
India, 22 October 2019: T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem that powers next-
generation products and new business models, today announced the launch of ‘Trestle’. The program provides growth-stage startups with opportunities to assess product fitment and readiness to new
markets across the globe. It is designed to aid Indian startups with the right resources and connections to
foray into the global market. It also offers international startups a platform to enter the Indian market.
The program is a structured effort by T-Hub to expand and strengthen its ecosystem in different countries.
In the first edition of the Trestle program, T-Hub and FalconX Inc. will curate 5 startups from T-Hub for the
program. The selected startups will participate in an intensive five-month program that will provide these
organisations with an access to the U.S. market. The startups will qualify based on technological solutions,
product/solution readiness, revenue models and growth potential. The startups at the growth stage,
working in the DeepTech, FinTech and CleanTech sectors will have a higher chance of being a part of the
program. Deep tech startups need to integrate with disruptive technologies like AI, big data and machine
Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub, said, “With the maturation of the startups in the Indian ecosystem, there are
more startups that are now ready to get onto the global stage. Trestle program is designed for startups
that are looking for Go-To-Market (GTM) support, for scaling and tuning their business model for
expansion in the US markets. Our collaboration with FalconX Inc. is a first step in this direction to provide
international market-access to the disruptive and most deserving startups.”
Murali Chirala, CEO, FalconX Inc., said,
“Our global accelerator program provides a transformative
experience for entrepreneurs with mentorship, access to capital and exposure to a vast network which
provides immense commercial opportunities in the U.S. market. Our plan to work with premier
accelerators and incubators around the world starts with T-Hub’s Trestle program. We are excited to
partner with T-Hub in designing this pioneering program for Indian entrepreneurs eager to build global
Selected startups would receive access to the world-class community of T-Hub and FalconX Inc. The
program also includes interventions collectively designed by both parties. During the final stretch of this
program, startups will visit FalconX Inc. in Silicon Valley, California, for a unique immersive experience
consisting of mentor sessions. The sessions offer guidance in areas that include market fit,
product/platform pricing and tuning business models. Pitch sessions with VCs, enterprise executives and
multiple networking events for interactions with FalconX Inc. will be arranged. Towards the end of the
program, a demo-day is scheduled.
Benefits that the startups will receive from the program include
- Access to the U.S. market
- Supoort in scaling up
- Aligning their business model for the U.S. market
- Provision of a co-working space at T-Hub
- Provision of a co-working space at FalconX Inc.
Startups must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:
- Be growth-stage technology startups that have raised investments of at least $3mn
- Have a B2B client base
- Have at least five customers
- Be from the Indian innovation ecosystem
- Have achieved a product-market fit
- Have a U.S. market penetration plan
- Have a strong core team
- Be founded by entrepreneurs with a stellar industry reputation
T-Hub will continue to drive collaboration between startups and leading innovation ecosystems across the
world, providing market-access opportunities to startups. For more information about the program, visit:
T-Hub enables and empowers an ecosystem hungry for innovation. Based in Hyderabad, India, it leads
India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem that powers next-generation products and new business models.
It uses the Triple Helix model of innovation based on interaction and collaboration between industry,
academia and the government. Incorporated in 2015, it has provided over 1100 national and international
startups with access to better technology, talent, mentors, customers, corporates, investors and
government agencies. T-Hub also provides thought leadership for Telangana and other state and central
government organisations to build innovation ecosystems. It has elevated innovation for leading national
and global corporates, transforming enterprise business models for the better.
About FalconX Inc.
FalconX Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for global startups. A team of Founded by nine successful
serial entrepreneurs with a mission of ‘shaping startups for success. FalconX Inc. enables entrepreneurs
by providing them an access to committed mentors, customers, capital and a cohesive working
environment at its start-of-the art facility located in the heart of Silicon Valley.