NEW DELHI, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
iB Hubs, a PAN India network of startup hubs was announced on 13th November, 2016 with Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog as Chief Guest at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The event was attended by other dignitaries like Dr. H Purushotham, Chairman & Managing Director – NRDC; Dr. K Ganapathy, Director – Apollo Tele Health Services; Mr. Juergen Hase, CEO IoT Business – Reliance Group; Dr. Vijay Mishra, CTO – IISc CeNSE; eminent academicians like Mr. Rupesh Chaturvedi, Head of R&D – JNU; Mr. Bhaskar Bhowmick, Assistant Professor IIT Kharagpur and many others.
In his keynote, Mr. Amitabh Kant expressed his delight and said, “India needs to innovate in order to solve its own problems and thereby create solutions not only for itself but also for the rest of Asia and Africa. iB Hubs is one of the most unique and greatest things that can happen in India. I really think iB Hubs is going to be one of the most remarkable success stories in our country.”
In the event, iB Hubs also inked an MoU with NRDC. iB Hubs will be taking product innovations at NRDC to people thereby generating business and employment.
Addressing the guests, Mr. S. Vijay Kumar, Chief Promoter and Mentor, iB Hubs said, “I would like to see all the youngsters of the country involved in one or the other productive and constructive activities and thereby empower the nation.”
Radha Alekhya K, CEO, iB Hubs in her address said, “iB Hubs is building a collaborative platform where different stakeholders of the ecosystem – governments, industry, academia, research organisations etc. – work together with synergy to nurture innovation & entrepreneurship throughout India.”
The operations in 5 cities – Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata will kick-start, boosting entrepreneurship and innovation across India. iB Hubs envisions 500 centers across India by 2019 with a special focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities & towns. Additionally, it’s set to launch 5 global centers, each in US, UK, UAE, Singapore and Australia, to provide a global platform to promising Indian entrepreneurs. With a team of 150+ full-time professionals from premier institutions like IITs, IIMs, NITs, BITS Pilani etc., iB Hubs aims at providing end-to-end assistance in the form of working space, team support, funding, technical support, business development, market development, legal consultation etc.
Earlier this week, iB Hubs, has entered into an MoU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to open up 60 centers across UP, with State Center Hub at Lucknow. iB Hubs is going to work together with organizations like IIM Calcutta – Innovation Park, IIT Kharagpur, NALSAR University, CCMB, IISc – CeNSE, NIT Agartala etc.
iB Hubs will be exchanging an MoU with NIT Agartala on 16th November 2016 at Rastrapati Bhavan in the presence of President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during VISITOR’S CONFERENCE 2016.
iB Hubs also has a special focus in promoting NGOs and purpose-driven social enterprises, making it a truly inclusive startup ecosystem enabler in India.
VP Corporate Relations, iB Hubs