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UberEXCHANGE is a startup mentorship program, which aims to support the startup ecosystem in India by supporting founders with the knowledge, tools, visibility and market access necessary to make their startups a success. In this program, Uber will bring its leadership expertise from across the globe to provide insights and mentorship to startup founders and help them navigate the growth path.

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The following is the eligibility criteria for applying for this program:

All Startups that have been invited or were mentored through the UberEXCHANGE program in 2016

Indian startups tackling challenging issues that are unique to India and offering innovative solutions in AgriTech, HealthTech, FinTech, SmartCity, Sustainability, Social Impact, and Transportation sectors.

Social innovators who are creating positive social impact startups to solve most pressing problems of society and have high potential to scale up and get funded.

What's in it for startups?

  • The top 20 startups, chosen by the jury at the end of the program will be given the opportunity to travel to San Francisco, U.S.A where they will get a chance to interact with global investors, fellow entrepreneurs and the Uber leadership team.
  • Uber will provide a nominal stipend to up to two persons per shortlisted startup to facilitate their visit to the Silicon Valley.
  • Khaitan & Co will facilitate 20 hours of free legal counseling for startups selected through this program.

Important Dates

Dec 2, 2016Application Deadline

Dec 31, 2016Selection of Top 20 Startups

Jan/Feb 2017Program Kick-Off

About T-Hub

T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centers, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest startup ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 startups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization - a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad.

Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. It is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.

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"We introduced the T-Bridge initiative a couple of months back to make programs like UberEXCHANGE accessible to Indian Startups. With this strategic partnership with Uber, we are co- creating a global platform for select startups with a high innovation quotient to be showcased and scaled."

Jay Krishnan - CEO, T-Hub

About UBER

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

Today Uber is available in 500+ cities across 73 countries. The service is available in 28+ Indian cities -- more than any other country outside the United States.

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"We are committed to engaging with and giving startups from across the country an opportunity to gain insights that can help accelerate their business. Through UberEXCHANGE, we’re keen on fostering the growth of the startup community and connecting budding entrepreneurs with resources and guidance that they require to take their ideas forward."

Amit Jain - President, Uber India