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Hyderabad: Ratan Tata is scheduled to inaugurate the T-Hub, the country’s biggest start-up incubator on November 5. The inauguration ceremony will also witness the presence of  Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

However, the non-availability of Ratan Tata forced the postponement of the event to November 5, which was earlier slated to be held on September 7.

The first phase has come up at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT).

The facility is being set up in collaboration with IIIT Hyderabad, the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the NALSAR University of Law.

While NALSAR would help in intellectual property and related areas, ISB and IIIT would provide business and technology mentoring respectively.

Phase I which is being set at IIIT at a cost of Rs 35 crore will be spread over 60,000 square feet and can accommodate 400 start-ups by 2017.

The second phase will come up on three acres of land in Raidurgam near Hitec City, the IT hub.

The government promises that it will be an ‘incubator of incubators’, offering startup environment available in the west.

The facility will also have venture capitalists and angel investors.

The government is also mulling a venture capital fund. Officials said discussion with various venture fund groups had already taken place.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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“Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is a need for inclusive growth… there is the need to take care of the suppressed, oppressed and depressed,” Venkaiah Naidu said at the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust’s (BYST) silver jubilee celebrations here with Britain’s Prince Charles as the chief guest.

“The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers,” Venkaiah Naidu said pointing to the NDA government’s various initiatives to encourage youth enterprises like Startup India, Standup India and the Mudra financing scheme for underprivileged sections.

Modelled on Prince Charles’ Trust for business startups, BYST, founded by Lakshmi Venkatesan, daughter of former President R. Venkatraman, is engaged in building rural entrepreneurship — “grampreneurs” — as also enterprise among under-privileged sections, which includes business mentoring. The current BYST chairman is Bajaj Group chief, Rahul Bajaj.

“Without mentoring, it would be very difficult to set up startups, with all the business, marketing and other vital issues involved in the first two-three years,” Prince Charles said in his address at the International Mentoring Summit organized by BYST to mark its 25 years.

“What amazes me are the sheer number of jobs these young entrepreneurs had created. The aim of such a project should be to create a virtual cycle of creating entrepreneurs who can then invest in the future of business,” Charles said referring to his trust.

BYST was officially launched in 1992 by Prince Charles and expanded its operations to six major regions of India.

Out of these six regions, four — Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad — run the urban programme while two regions — Haryana and Maharashtra — run the rural programme.(IANS)