T-Hub celebrates spirit of entrepreneurship

This relay run with the torch aimed at recognising and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Telangana's robust innovation ecosystem.

T-Hub celebrates spirit of entrepreneurship

HYDERABAD: T-Hub, India's leading innovation ecosystem, in collaboration with its innovation partners, organised a Torch run, 'Flame of Entrepreneurship' to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in the state. This relay run with the torch aimed at recognising and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Telangana's robust innovation ecosystem. T-Hub organised this first-of-a-kind event to make innovation inclusive and accessible to the entire Telangana.

In celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship and for relaying of torch in Hyderabad, Research and Innovative Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) in collaboration with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) organised a pre-run up event at the PJTSAU campus on Thursday.

Somasundaram, Deputy General Manager, TSRO, NABARD, Dr V. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr Seema, Dean of Agriculture, PJTSAU and Ajit Rangnekar, Director General, RICH were present at the pre-run event in Hyderabad on June 23. The event had a gathering of more than 500 people, most of whom were school and college students.

Shri Somasundaram, DGM, TSRO, NABARD; talked about the role of NABARD as a catalyser for Agri- innovations and about NABARD's effort in the promotion of grass root level innovations.

Ajit Rangnekar talking about the importance of creating an innovation ecosystem in the Telangana state said, "Since 2015, The Government of Telangana has been working towards creating a really strong innovation infrastructure and that is how really the government is supporting the spirit of entrepreneurship. Having said that, all this would not have happened if our people themselves have not been innovative, all we are doing is just enabling what you are doing. So let your minds free think broadly and think of new areas for innovation, and we would be happy to extend all the support needed."

Dr. V. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, PJTSAU, talking about innovation, said "Innovation is key for economic development and sustenance all over the world, and it is important for us to have innovation enabling ecosystems like the one Telangana is striving for. An ecosystem like this creates a series of opportunities for young innovators, connecting them to businesses and industries, provide them access to funding, help them scale up and accelerate them for faster impact."

Journey of the Torch

The torch was lit and flagged off by Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) through Adilabad and Nizamabad on June 22. Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK) relayed the torch to Rangareddy and Siddipet on the same date. TSIC also relayed it across Mahabubnagar on June 23. T Works relayed it through Warangal and Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) relayed the torch through Hyderabad on June 23. The torch run also passed through other districts like Jagital, Gadwal, Kamareddy and Suryapet.

The Torch would be relayed through Nalgonda and Khammam on June 24.

The torch will be handed over to MSR, CEO of T-Hub on 28th June at T-Hub which would then be given to IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao and would further get passed on to prominent unicorn founders, thereby strengthening the commitment to keep nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in the state of Telangana.

MSR, CEO of T-Hub said, "T-Hub is proud to have organised the first-ever torch relay to celebrate the agile innovation ecosystem of Telangana along with our partners from across the state. We are also thankful to our state government which understands and supports the value of nurturing the entrepreneurial mindset of India's future leaders. This celebration is backed by a strong commitment to continue building a stronger, and more supportive ecosystem for our entrepreneurs in Telangana and beyond."

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