Telangana’s T-Hub to help Canadian firms enter India

Selected Canadian companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to local resources, followed by three weeks in market; Company representative will participate in formal programming in Hyderabad as well as network and travel for sales meetings around the country

July 17, 2018

T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator, is a public-private partnership between the State Government of Telangana, three academic institutes in Hyderabad as well as the private sector

CDMN connects Canadian technology companies to a national ecosystem of around 26 digital media commercialization hubs that offer technical, legal, financial and marketing resource

The tie-up is aiming entities in spaces related to - (1) Business to business enterprise solutions; (2) Clean technologies and sustainable infrastructure; and (3) Health and bio-technology

The partnership will help Canadian startups benefit from the vast and diverse Indian market, while India will receive technology solutions in vital areas that will help drive economic growth

T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator, has entered into an arrangement with the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) to set up a platform to allow Canadian enterprises into enter the Indian market, according to an official announcement on July 17. T-Hub is a public-private partnership between the State Government of Telangana and three leading academic institutes – the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad as well as the private sector. Meanwhile, CDMN connects Canadian technology companies to a national ecosystem of around 26 digital media commercialization hubs that offer technical, legal, financial, marketing and business resources.

The main categories of activities under the programme are – (1) Business to business enterprise solutions; (2) Clean technologies and sustainable infrastructure; and (3) Health and bio-technology. Under the programme, selected companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to resources, followed by three weeks in market. Company representatives will participate in formal programming in Hyderabad as well as travel for sales meetings around India. Companies will receive up to US$3,000 to help offset costs that will be reimbursed by CDMN. The Canadian accelerator has come up as the go-to resource for commercialisation of all types of digital technologies, including entertainment, health care, education, financial services and advanced manufacturing.

T-Hub is a global startup catalyst that empowers entrepreneurship and deal flow. Incorporated in in 2015, it has provided more than 350 national and international startups with access to mentors, corporates, venture capitalists and global investors. T-Hub is on a mission to scale startups globally, offering entrepreneurs a world-class scaling platform to help them generate revenue and get access to new customers, capital and markets. T-Hub also fosters entrepreneurship by accelerating startup initiatives by governments, besides advising investors on dealflow. The partnership will help Canadian startups to benefit from the vast and diverse Indian market, while India will receive technology solutions in critical areas such as sustainability and healthcare that will help drive economic growth.