Hyderabad’s T-Hub which is already India’s largest incubator is getting bigger and will be the world’s largest incubator in about 18 months, according to Rama Iyer, Senior Vice President, Head – Innovation & Strategic Alliance, T-Hub.
“We are bent upon making Hyderabad the startup capital,” he said adding that the in about 18 months of its coming into being, T-Hub has been successful in garnering the attention of many industry leaders and policy makers from multiple countries, reported Telangana Today.
Citing an instance, T-hub, among others, has an eighth grader student who is working on creating water from humidity. “There are times when we want to skip school to work on his project. We are mentoring him on the possibilities and at the same time asking him to take his school seriously at this point of time,” he said adding that the young student has already represented T-Hub at various events.
Notably, much anticipated Global Entrepreneurship Summit attended by Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President, will be held at Hyderabad from November 28-30 and T-Hub will be one of the facilities that will be showcased at the event.
It is to be noted that currently, Station F located in Paris is all set to become world’s largest incubator launched by French telecom billionaire Xavier Niel. Station F, which is former railway station in Paris, vaulted 360,000-sq.-ft space and can house 1,000 start-ups and 3,000 work spaces for entrepreneurs, consultants and investors. In order to become World’s largest, T-Hub need to compete with Station F and this is not going to be easy at all.
With 70,000 square foot building called CatalysT, T-Hub is currently India’s biggest startup incubator and fast approaching its objective of becoming biggest in the world. On the other, US-based Silicon Valley entrepreneur Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande had announced earlier this year to launch India’s largest startup incubation centre of 85,000 sq ft at Hubballi (earlier Hubli) in Karnataka, the work of which is yet to be started.
In a bid to become world’s largest T-Hub has already forged partnerships with stakeholders in US, Australia, Singapore and others.