WE HUB Partners with the University of Bolton to Provide Women Entrepreneurs Access to the UK Market
Hyderabad: WE HUB, India’s first and only state-led incubator by the Government of Telangana to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to start-up, scale-up and accelerate with global market access, today announced its partnership with the University of Bolton, one of UK’s top educational institutes to help scale its start-ups to the UK region.
The partnership for two years will enable cross-channel expansion of WE HUB’s women entrepreneurs into the UK markets. It will also open communication with relevant ecosystem players for both parties for future collaborations.
Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State of the United Kingdom for the Commonwealth, the United Nations and South Asia interacted with selected start-ups at WE HUB today. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE HUB, and Kondal Reddy Kandadi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton, in the presence of Shri K.Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD, Government of Telangana and Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State of the United Kingdom for the Commonwealth, the United Nations and South Asia, today.
Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE HUB, said, “Through this partnership, we would like to create a roadmap of how Women Entrepreneurship can be scaled across countries and gives entrepreneurs access to expand to international markets and tap into resources with dedicated support from University of Bolton in the UK and WE Hub in India.”
Kondal Reddy Kandadi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton, said, “Initiatives like WE Hub are investing great effort towards increasing the women participation in entrepreneurship. This partnership will enable knowledge exchange between the UK and India with a specific focus on developing women entrepreneurs and leaders for industry.”
The selected start-ups will get access to evaluate the business growth opportunities, market understanding and access to clients in the UK region. They will also derive benefits from both ecosystems enabling them to globalize their innovations rapidly.
The partnership will also focus on industry development through policy interventions to encourage and support women entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth, also visited WE HUB and interacted with six start-ups. The Minister addressed the WE Hub team and start-ups part of the incubation program on how innovation is opening doors across the globe and how to break barriers even when the world is telling you cannot do something.