US-based cab hailing company Uber has announced its partnership with Invest India, an initiative under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). The partnership will provide mentorship for Indian entrepreneurs in the execution of their startup ideas.
“This public-private initiative will enable students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to learn from each other,” said the company in a release. Uber said it will also support the PM Modi’s vision to make India a global start-up hub.
Notably, Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber, is among the startup leaders who will be attending government’s ‘Start-up India’ policy launch event on 16 January in New Delhi (more here).
Under its partnership with ‘Invest India’, Uber has decided to host a series of six leadership talks by senior company executives over the next one year. “Each session will address a different challenge that entrepreneurs face when founding their own company. For example, fundraising, product design, engineering and how to scale a business,” the company said. At the end of the programme, the company intends to fly 10 startups to its headquarters in San Francisco, where the company will introduce them to global investors, fellow entrepreneurs and the team at Uber.
Startups in India can sign up for ‘Uber Exchange’ by sending an email to email@example.com.