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Uber to mentor start-ups with social impact

Signs MoU with start-up incubator T-Hub for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme

American company is looking at start-ups with a social impact in the next phase of its programme. The San Francisco-headquartered company started an exchange programme for start-ups in India earlier this year, coinciding with the initiative, a flagship scheme of the government.

On Tuesday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with T-Hub, a Telengana-based incubator, for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme.

Under the MoU, 20 start-ups will be short-listed through the existing networks of and T-Hub. T-Hub will invite applications from start-ups through an online process.

Other American such as and Intel, too, offer similar programmes.

“I exchanged cards with the CEOs of all the start-ups in T-Hub and I will mentor them all,” Asia Business Head Eric Alexander said after conducting a session.

start-ups is one of the promises Uber's Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer made to Modi, when they met in the US last September.

As part of this commitment, will provide mentorship for start-ups on matters such as funding, marketing, operations and scalability.

SUCCESS MANTRA
  • Uber, known as the world’s most valuable start-up, will now share the success mantra with others
  • will select 10 Indian start-ups via a screening process and take these to its headquarters in San Francisco for further exposure
  • The firm will also help these start-ups get funding from global investors. The cycle will continue thereafter
  • Asia head Eric Alexander says this was how would put the innovative spirit of young entrepreneurs in India on fast- track

To begin with, 10 start-ups will be taken to San Francisco by January 2017 for further exposure at Uber. They would be introduced to global investors.

“Every one that built had a mentor in life and we are here to give back by start-ups. We built a very successful and great business in India and the governments have been incredibly generous to us,” Alexander said.

Responding to a question, he said regulatory freedom in states like Telangana has helped the company grow. has a technology development centre in Hyderabad that employs 2,000 people.

This centre develops crucial solutions that are being used across all the businesses of globally, Alexander said.

He added that issues like surge pricing would not come in the way of forging a bigger partnership with the people of India.

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Uber to mentor start-ups with social impact

Signs MoU with start-up incubator T-Hub for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme

B Dasarath Reddy  |  Hyderabad 

American company is looking at start-ups with a social impact in the next phase of its programme. The San Francisco-headquartered company started an exchange programme for start-ups in India earlier this year, coinciding with the initiative, a flagship scheme of the government.

On Tuesday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with T-Hub, a Telengana-based incubator, for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme.



Under the MoU, 20 start-ups will be short-listed through the existing networks of and T-Hub. T-Hub will invite applications from start-ups through an online process.

Other American such as and Intel, too, offer similar programmes.

“I exchanged cards with the CEOs of all the start-ups in T-Hub and I will mentor them all,” Asia Business Head Eric Alexander said after conducting a session.

start-ups is one of the promises Uber's Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer made to Modi, when they met in the US last September.

As part of this commitment, will provide mentorship for start-ups on matters such as funding, marketing, operations and scalability.

SUCCESS MANTRA
  • Uber, known as the world’s most valuable start-up, will now share the success mantra with others
  • will select 10 Indian start-ups via a screening process and take these to its headquarters in San Francisco for further exposure
  • The firm will also help these start-ups get funding from global investors. The cycle will continue thereafter
  • Asia head Eric Alexander says this was how would put the innovative spirit of young entrepreneurs in India on fast- track

To begin with, 10 start-ups will be taken to San Francisco by January 2017 for further exposure at Uber. They would be introduced to global investors.

“Every one that built had a mentor in life and we are here to give back by start-ups. We built a very successful and great business in India and the governments have been incredibly generous to us,” Alexander said.

Responding to a question, he said regulatory freedom in states like Telangana has helped the company grow. has a technology development centre in Hyderabad that employs 2,000 people.

This centre develops crucial solutions that are being used across all the businesses of globally, Alexander said.

He added that issues like surge pricing would not come in the way of forging a bigger partnership with the people of India.

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Uber to mentor start-ups with social impact

Signs MoU with start-up incubator T-Hub for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme

Signs MoU with start-up incubator T-Hub for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme American company is looking at start-ups with a social impact in the next phase of its programme. The San Francisco-headquartered company started an exchange programme for start-ups in India earlier this year, coinciding with the initiative, a flagship scheme of the government.

On Tuesday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with T-Hub, a Telengana-based incubator, for partnering with UberExchange, its global mentorship programme.

Under the MoU, 20 start-ups will be short-listed through the existing networks of and T-Hub. T-Hub will invite applications from start-ups through an online process.

Other American such as and Intel, too, offer similar programmes.

“I exchanged cards with the CEOs of all the start-ups in T-Hub and I will mentor them all,” Asia Business Head Eric Alexander said after conducting a session.

start-ups is one of the promises Uber's Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer made to Modi, when they met in the US last September.

As part of this commitment, will provide mentorship for start-ups on matters such as funding, marketing, operations and scalability.

SUCCESS MANTRA
  • Uber, known as the world’s most valuable start-up, will now share the success mantra with others
  • will select 10 Indian start-ups via a screening process and take these to its headquarters in San Francisco for further exposure
  • The firm will also help these start-ups get funding from global investors. The cycle will continue thereafter
  • Asia head Eric Alexander says this was how would put the innovative spirit of young entrepreneurs in India on fast- track

To begin with, 10 start-ups will be taken to San Francisco by January 2017 for further exposure at Uber. They would be introduced to global investors.

“Every one that built had a mentor in life and we are here to give back by start-ups. We built a very successful and great business in India and the governments have been incredibly generous to us,” Alexander said.

Responding to a question, he said regulatory freedom in states like Telangana has helped the company grow. has a technology development centre in Hyderabad that employs 2,000 people.

This centre develops crucial solutions that are being used across all the businesses of globally, Alexander said.

He added that issues like surge pricing would not come in the way of forging a bigger partnership with the people of India.
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