T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem, today selected 16 startups for the sustainability cohort of the T-Hub AIC Foundation program to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the sustainability sector. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of scaling a sustainable startup through expert-led workshops, specialized mentorship, market access and investor and industry connect.
This is a three-month-long intense hybrid cohort-based program that selected technology startups working in the areas of agricultural sustainability, solid waste and recycling, environmental sustainability, and sustainable lifestyle space.
MSR, CEO of T-Hub said, “It has never been more important to support the entrepreneurs whose technology-based solutions can fast-track the urgent needs of our planet for a sustainable future. Over the next three months, we will work closely with these inspiring entrepreneurs, presenting them with an extraordinary opportunity to refine their innovations through tailored mentorship, as well as take advantage of T-Hub’s global ecosystem to scale their products and solutions. The strong support of AIM will enable us to continue accelerating innovative businesses across the country and grow a supportive network that can tackle sustainability.”
The startups have been handpicked after an extensive screening process by T-Hub, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), and external industry experts. The startups were selected based on their technological innovation, go-to-market readiness, scalability, team composition, etc. The selected startups are Jivoule Biofuels, Autostudio Pvt. Ltd., Eunoia Innovations, Animal ICU, ELAI Agritech, EcoOrbit Solutions Pvt Ltd, Elemantra Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Himalayan Hemp Org, Blueleaves Farms, Sup-Eco App, Onelements, Happily Ever, Ngage, Neerovel Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Period Health Care, and Waste Care.
Rajesh Adla, CEO, of AIC T-Hub Foundation said, “Through the AIC Foundation program, we aim to enable startups to scale their solutions that can address the world’s crucial sustainability problems. Our robust innovation ecosystem combined with a dedicated pool of mentors will help startups gain incredible knowledge that will help them scale their businesses and drive real impact across the globe. We look forward to empowering these next-generation leaders who play an important role in creating a sustainable future for the world.”
The sustainability cohort of the program will ensure that the selected startups get customised consultation for product commercialization and market access with the help of global mentors from the sustainability industry. T-Hub and AIM will also help the startups in getting regulatory compliance testing and certification through their government connects. The startups will also be provided with access to T-Hub’s network of premium service providers and the technology and research facilities from partners and universities to refine their products and solutions.
AIM last year partnered with T-Hub to set up AIC T-Hub Foundation and launched two cohorts focused on healthcare and mobility. The mobility cohort of the T-Hub AIC Foundation program supported 10 startups in the Electric Vehicles (EV), Autonomous Vehicles (AV) and Assistive Technology (AT) space EV. The startups got access to marketing pilots with government organisations like Telangana Tourism (TGTDC), HMDA, TSRTC, Yadagirigutta Temple Authority, Smart City Maharashtra, and Greater Hyderabad Municipality (GHMC). Some of them also got the opportunity for marketing pilots with organisations like Woxen University, Birla Institute of Technology (BITs), GITAM University, Ramoji Film City, IIIT Hyderabad, T-Hub 2.0, and Senatla EV Products Pvt Ltd. One of the startups from the cohort, Nova Avenue, got selected for INR 10 lakhs fund from CIE – Hyderabad.
T-Hub’s programs have been successfully scaling startups in partnership with a strong ecosystem of partners. T-Hub to date has impacted over 1800 startups through various programs and initiatives, has over 600 global and national corporate partners and has provided 2000 mentor connects to help the startup scale.
Testimonials from previous cohort startups:
- Rajesh Kanakagiri Founder of Joulepoint said, “We would like to thank AIC T Hub, from the bottom of the heart, for the kind of support and guidance it has extended to us. during the program, we got market access and were happy to be part of the new beginnings in mobility.”
- Mayank Jain, Founder of E-Fill Electric said, “AIC T-Hub is truly creating an ecosystem for empowering the new-gen entrepreneurs by providing them access to mentors, customers, corporates, investors, and government agencies. With all the right partners & corporates on board with T-Hub, it has helped E-Fill Electric on many fronts. The ecosystem at T-Hub provides different startups to explore synergies with each other for pilots and further. The best part is that unlike other incubation centres in India, AIC T-Hub supports the startups at different phases starting from ideation to the growth stage.