This is what the CEO of India's largest startup incubator is upto in the Silicon Valley

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The CEO of T-hub, India’s largest startup ecosystem builder launched last year, is in the Silicon Valley for a purpose that would best serve the startups back home.

Jay Krishnan is there to launch a new program at Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco. In partnership with Uber and TiE Silicon Valley, Krishnan's latest move is aimed at connecting Indian startups with global market opportunities, and help bring global startups to India.

'T-Bridge' will create a network of mentors, VCs, incubators and accelerators that is being expected to be extremely advantageous to the Indian startup ecosystem. Here's how - It will enable startup communities in India and around the world to cross-pollinate ideas, innovate and create channels for knowledge transfer. It will also act as a bridge for fast-track tech companies looking to tap into India’s huge consumer market for technology, and will help startups access UberEXCHANGE, Uber’s flagship startup mentorship program and TiE Silicon Valley’s mentor network.

On the launch, Krishnan said, “Since T-Hub kickstarted last year, we’ve witnessed a threefold increase in startup activity in Hyderabad. The city is abuzz with over 30 incubators and co-working spaces. There is something happening in every corner. We’re committed to enabling and growing this community and to helping Indian entrepreneurs access global resources. T-Bridge is one such initiative in that direction. We are proud to set up our first outpost in the heart of the startup activity – at Silicon Valley”.

Notably, Telangana is recognized as one of the world’s leading destinations for startups within India. The city of Hyderabad offers some of India’s best infrastructure, a large and growing technology talent pool, and a vibrant, cosmopolitan international community. Of particular significance to innovative tech startups worldwide is Telangana’s great position as a gateway to leveraging India’s massive technology markets.

It is for this reason the government now aims to make Hyderabad one of the top 10 startup cities in the world.

KT Rama Rao, the Telangana Cabinet Minister for IT who was in the Valley with Krishnan to inaugurat T-bridge, said, "It is one such move towards opening a channel of investment from the world to the state of Telangana. I am proud to open our first outpost in the U.S. and believe that this association will forge new partnerships and spur investment and innovation between the two countries”.

It seems startups back home have a real reason to be happy now.
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