This T-Hub incubated startup has just signed a contract with Uber

This T-Hub incubated startup has just signed a contract with UberDesiOPT, a startup from T-Hub has cracked a deal with Uber - US in order to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) talent for a year.

On his recent visit to T-Hub, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Naren Y, founder of DesiOPT, while addressing a session named ‘If I were your CEO’.

During the session Naren asked him about the scope of Asian STEM talent in USA, post which Uber gave DesiOPT a one year contract to provide STEM talent.

Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Public Policy Head - Uber India, said, "We are happy to be contributing to promoting and supporting innovative ideas out of spirited start-ups in India like DesiOPT. Telangana is one of the most progressive states and has set up a culture of ‘regulatory incubation’ — allowing new ideas and business models to thrive. The vision behind setting up T-Hub is a testament to their commitment. Today more and more people around the world want to build something themselves. Through initiatives like Uber EXCHANGE, our mentorship program for Indian startups, we hope to encourage more people to come up with the next big idea and spur entrepreneurship."

Jay Krishnan, CEO - T-Hub added, “DesiOPT has been selected by Uber to boost their source of STEM talent. At T-Hub, our model has always been to help innovative startups scale, and our global networking helps these companies in scaling their businesses and making them efficient to deliver at a global level. What is more significant is the fact that this deal from Uber came in a matter of mere 3 minutes. Statistically speaking, US has over 1 million international students travelling for higher education from around the globe every year. Last year from India alone there were around some 2, 06,000 students who ventured to the states which itself shows the kind of gifted pool our country actually is.”


The challenge however lies in getting the talent channelized in the right direction.

Naren Y, founder of DesiOPT, opines, “Today we have surplus of raw talent from India in US that is waiting to be explored. DesiOPT itself provides services to over 2500 companies however we are not able to reach out to the bigger companies who are in need of STEM talent in US. The association with Uber was indeed a much needed break that we were looking for. And being a part of T-Hub has really helped us in getting there. ”