T-Hub and Microsoft to launch accelerator program for startups
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India's largest technology incubator, T-Hub has partnered with Microsoft to launch the startup accelerator program. The program is designed to help startups scale to the next level.


T-Hub's 90-day accelerator program will be launched early next year for growth-stage startups. Entrepreneurs will get an exclusive access to Microsoft's network as part of the accelerator program. T-Hub and Microsoft will invite industry leaders and experts to help entrepreneurs explore new revenue channels and figure out shortcomings in their distribution channels. 


Jay Krishnan, CEO of T-Hub said that entrepreneurs from around the world can apply for the program. T-Hub will announce batches of the program next year. 10 startups will be selected for the accelerator program in each batch. All the investments needed for the accelerator program will be made by T-Hub while Microsoft will be just a facilitator.


The partnership was announced on Saturday at 'Road to GES' organized by T-Hub and Ink Talks. The announcement was made in presence of T-HUB COO Srinivas Kollipara, Anil Bansali MD of R&D at Microsoft and Navin Asrani Director of Products at Microsoft was present at the event. 


T-Hub has been focusing on the early-stage startups for a long time. The accelerator program will be focused on growth-stage startups. The companies that are starting to take off will be heavily benefited from T-Hub's accelerator program. The facility will be launched in association with Telangana government.


The Telangana government, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Indian School of Business (ISB) and NALSAR University of Law has incubated over 300 startups. T-Hub currently houses 160 startups in Hyderabad. 


- Rajat Kabade