Four years and just as enthusiastic as ever... that’s the journey of WE Hub, Telangana in short. The women entrepreneurship hub called WE Hub in Telangana has completed four years with many success stories and has a new agenda up its sleeve. It intends to spread its wings deeper and wider.
As a part of its next initiative, the incubator will focus on women-led start-ups in the districts of Telangana, and it is also planning to move international through its start-up exchange program. While interacting with the media, the incubator’s CEO Deepthi Ravula revealed that the way forward was to expand deeper and wider.“We have three pillars at WE Hub – incubation, ease of access to government schemes, and ecosystem building. We work with three groups of entrepreneurs – student entrepreneurs, rural/ tribal women entrepreneurs, and high potential urban women entrepreneurs,” says Ravula.
However, in its next year, WE Hub will be focusing on the Udyamika rollout, We Hub satellite offices at the district level, creating and showcasing role model entrepreneurs in each district, and international start-up exchange programs. Udyamika rollout will offer WE certification that will identify, categorize and certify women business owners on different levels. While some will be high potential, others will be level four which means they are idea-level start-ups.
Meanwhile, the district-level satellite offices will be started this year, and the incubator is already in talks in five to six districts. It is also in talks with many countries to identify markets for its incubated start-ups.