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The world-over, women are breaking barriers and shattering the glass ceiling across industries and professions. They are busy creating a new world order that allows them to challenge age-old norms and bridge gender disparity in the workplace.

India’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem boasts of some of the most accomplished and enterprising women who are breaking stereotypes and boldly carving a niche for themselves in a highly competitive male-dominated landscape.

This Women’s Day, T-Hub is proud to present its brigade of powerful women professionals who work hard to fuel innovation and entrepreneurship in Telangana and beyond — thereby, inspiring other women to…


The last year was undoubtedly a difficult one for Indian businesses. Indian government data indicates the country’s economy shrank by 7.5 percent as of September 2020. For small business, it has been even tougher, with a June 2020 survey from the All India Manufacturers Organization indicating one-third of Indian small and medium-sized enterprises faced definite closure. But for many T-Hub entrepreneurs, 2020 was in fact a time to transform and pivot their business. They turned the challenges of the last year into opportunities, creating more customer-centric organisations. We spoke to seven of them to understand their resolutions for 2021 and…


For innovators and entrepreneurs across the world, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. The global economy came to a halt. Overnight, remote working and virtual businesses became the new normal. But even in this crisis, there were outstanding examples of business innovation. Companies pivoted amidst the most serious disruption of the last century and reported growth. Even as the World Trade Organization’s May 2019 forecast said global GDP would shrink between 13 and 32 percent in 2020, an outlier like Zoom rode on the boom in remote working technology to add $37 billion in market capitalisation, making it…


Perhaps it was a foregone conclusion that Sachin Mishra would find his life’s calling in the field of education. Hailing from a family of academicians, he understood early on the long-lasting impact of education in an individual’s life. Fortuitously, while still a student at Milan’s SDA Bocconi School of Management, he found a like-minded potential business partner in Alejandra Fraile. They shared a keen interest in understanding how cutting-edge technology can be leveraged to transform the education sector and empower students to help them stay focused on the path to learning.

Focus Project was conceptualised as a result of Sachin…


Startup ecosystems across the world have felt the brunt of COVID-19 and India’s robust entrepreneurial landscape has been among the hardest hit. According to a recent survey, around 70 per cent of Indian startups have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and 12 per cent have shut shop since the outbreak. Yet, while a large number of startups have suffered as a result of the pandemic, India’s entrepreneurs have also risen to the occasion and adopted unique survival strategies to tide over the crisis. …


COVID-19 has accelerated innovation among the startup community. Nimble startups are developing ground-breaking solutions to combat the virus. Prioritising innovation amid the health crisis, Hyderabad-based startup Master PCB has developed several unique products to curb the spread of the pandemic. The company’s product portfolio has been built to detect, identify and filter the people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Master PCB has come up with a range of solutions to combat COVID-19. Besides the ones highlighted in this article, the company also manufactures Foot Press Sanitiser Stand, UV Grocery Disinfectant Chamber, 3-Ply Surgical Masks, N95 Face Masks, hand sanitisers…


As countries around the world ease their lockdown restrictions, valuable learnings have emerged for stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. The lockdown allowed everyone to hit the pause button and reflect and reassess their priorities. Here is looking at how the novel coronavirus turned out to transform entrepreneurs, academia, corporates and the government, as it compelled them to build back better in preparation of the post-COVID-19 world.

#1 Course correct to stay ahead: Lesson for entrepreneurs

One of the first lessons entrepreneurs learn when they are new to the startup ecosystem is to remain amenable to change. COVID-19 has put to…


COVID-19 has been a gamechanger for the innovation ecosystem. The world over, startups are finding breakthrough solutions powered by next-generation products to combat the lethal virus. Since at the core of the pandemic is the critical need to maintain social distancing and wear masks, Hyderabad-based startup Byteforce has seized the opportunity to build a product, which monitors people to ensure they are keeping safe. The product checks whether people are adhering to the norms of social distancing, along with wearing face masks and other government mandates.

Leveraging technology to ensure the safety of people amid COVID-19

To help regulate these…


Undoubtedly, it is a time to despair. But it is also a time to hope. Yes, the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic has put immense strain on large businesses and startups alike. And yes, investors are on edge, valuations have come down and skilled workers are being laid off across industries. However, I still believe that we have reasons enough to remain hopeful — to see the silver lining in the form of unique opportunities that the crisis will soon throw open.

As we prepare to go back to a world which will be changed forever, the time is ripe to…


Design thinking is one of the celebrated approaches in designing new products, services or processes. Renowned management and innovation experts agree that design thinking is fundamental in crafting effective innovation strategies in all the disciplines of entrepreneurship. It was a fascinating experience to understand the nuances of this approach, when it was introduced to me for the first time in an innovation workshop. Post that workshop my interest in design thinking grew and suddenly I was on a quest to understand more about from various examples around the management world.

My research on design thinking methodology and interaction with various…

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