Australia is looking forward to even more prospects for engagement in IT, agriculture, and education with various Indian states. With this goal in mind it is funding a 13-week pre-incubation programme to support women entrepreneurs offered by the Indian state of Telangana’s government.
The partnership was announced during the visit of Australia’s High Commissioner to India Philip Green to WE Hub along with the state’s Minister for IT and Industries Duddilla Sridhar Babu.
Launching the WE Hub that will help the marginalised and the LGBTIQ+ community in entrepreneurship, Mr Green said:
“Australia was WE Hub’s first international partner, and we look forward to working with WE Hub and the Government of Telangana to deliver Start-X – a new initiative focused on instilling entrepreneurial skills in women, marginalized communities and the LGBTIQ+ community in the state.”
The Australian High Commissioner to India also met with the Chief Minister Anumula Revanth Reddy, on 29th January 2024 as part of his first visit to Telangana.
StartX follows an exclusive pre-incubation programme ‘Upsurge’ that was organised earlier for 180 women entrepreneurs with the support of the Australian High Commission.
Mr Duddilla Sridhar Babu added:
“With StartX, WE Hub is poised to become a single platform for more women across the State to set up viable startups in the social space and eventually tap the global market, he said, adding that women empowerment would be the foundation of Telangana’s growth.”
Australian Consul General in Bengaluru, Hilary McGeachy; Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Jayesh Ranjan; and CEO WE-Hub, Deepthi Ravula were also present at this occasion.
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