Urban Tech & Innovation

Urban Tech & Innovation

Urban Tech & Innovation offers comprehensive support for start-ups at various stages, from ideation to scale-up, through tailored programs. These programs provide expert mentorship, personalized interventions, and extensive networking opportunities to help entrepreneurs develop, refine, and scale their businesses through market connections, personalized mentoring, funding, product development, and strategic growth support, ensuring sustainable success regardless of their starting point.

Programs Offered

Pre-incubation

A 12-week program to nurture entrepreneurial spirit in women, transwomen, and women from minority communities of urban India, the program enables aspiring entrepreneurs to acquire skills that help them in gauging the feasibility of their ideas and developing them into a sustainable business model.
The structured program consists of 9 knowledge sessions led by industry experts in a classroom setting, conducted both virtually and in person. The current pre-incubation program at WE Hub is called Start-X, devised by WE Hub in collaboration with the Australian Consulate.

Objectives

Idea Validation

Idea Validation

Market Research

Market Research

Business Planning

Business Planning

Enterprise Registration

Enterprise Registration

Skill Enhancement

Skill Enhancement

Networking

Networking

Who can apply

  • A woman or group of 2-3 women from urban India.
  • A woman or group of 2-3 women from the marginalized, minority or transwomen community from urban India.
  • Have a business idea and are keen to develop their idea into a sustainable business and set up a for-profit enterprise.
  • Existing women entrepreneurs and marginalized community entrepreneurs who hold at least 51 percent stake in their business (company or enterprise to be legally registered in India).
  • Entrepreneurs with early-stage businesses that qualify the above-mentioned criteria and are looking for an opportunity to gain better knowledge of entrepreneurial concepts.

Incubation Program

A 3-6 month intervention-based program that caters to entrepreneurs currently in the L1* and L2* stages of incubation, where they are accessed according to their incubation level, and a customized set of interventions is provided through both virtual and in-person support. These interventions encompass product development, beta testing, company registration, sales and marketing strategies, media exposure, financial aspects including funding, HR-related support, and more. It is a paid program.

Key Takeaways

Continuous Mentoring

Continuous Mentoring

Networking

Networking

Performance Tracking

Performance Tracking

Visibility

Visibility

Customized Interventions

Customized Interventions

Access to Start-up Toolkit

Access to Start-up Toolkit

Who can apply

  • L1*: Entrepreneurs who have the MVP/POC ready and are actively seeking their first revenue generation and initial customer acquisition.
  • L2*: Entrepreneurs who have achieved initial sales and revenue and are now focused on elevating their start-up to a level of consistent and sustainable revenue.
Email: mngr-inc-wehub@telangana.gov.in (Cc to cbe-wehub@telangana.gov.in) with your pitch deck and the support requirements.

Acceleration Program

A 6-month program that caters to entrepreneurs currently in the scale-up stages, in an intervention-based model with a customized set of interventions provided through both virtual and in-person support. These interventions include product development, sales, and marketing strategies, media exposure, connections with industry experts, government access, export support; financial aspects including funding, HR-related support, and more. It is a paid program.

Key Takeaways

Continuous Mentoring

Continuous Mentoring

Scaling Support

Scaling Support

Funding Access

Funding Access

Strategic Networking

Strategic Networking

Enhanced Visibility

Enhanced Visibility

Access to Start-up Toolkit

Access to Start-up Toolkit

Who can apply

  • A woman/transwoman entrepreneurs who can maintain steady revenues and is aiming to achieve scaled revenue and market share.
  • A start-up founder pursuing 10x business growth.
  • An entrepreneur who has passed the break-even point and is either in the process of attaining profitability or has already achieved it.
  • A start-up founder seeking substantial funding, access to government resources, and entry into export markets to scale up the business.
Email: mngr-inc-wehub@telangana.gov.in (Cc to cbe-wehub@telangana.gov.in) with your pitch deck and the support requirements.

Our Entrepreneurs

What to Expect

Personalized one-on-one support

Personalized one-on-one support

For a Duration of 3–6 months. Dedicated, individualized assistance tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of a start-up. This focused support ensures consistent guidance, feedback, and progress tracking over the designated period.
Access to Start-up Toolkit

Access to Start-up Toolkit

Entrepreneurs will be provided with essential resources and tools designed to support the growth of their start-ups.
Growth in business

Growth in business

Through access to the market, funding, mentorship, and networking support. Leveraging key resources to expand and develop a start-up.

FAQ

Are pre-incubation sessions conducted in person or virtually?

The sessions are organised in person, at the WE Hub office premises located in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

What happens post the pre-incubation?

Entrepreneurs with a ready business plan and MVP can join WE Hub’s incubation and co-incubation programs for personalized support, while others can return when prepared for incubation.

Is the program industry-specific?
Pre-incubation- Any aspiring entrepreneurs from tier-1 cities can enrol in our pre-incubation program, with a focus on tech and innovation. Incubation- Our sector-agnostic incubation program welcomes tech innovations in healthcare, agriculture, ed-tech, sustainable tech, SaaS, AI, and more.
What is the program fee?
Pre-incubation: No fees is associated with the pre-incubation program currently. Incubation/ Acceleration: The exact fee structure will be communicated on enrolling into the program.
What kind of funding options can I explore at WE Hub?
We offer access to grants, government schemes, loans, and potential VC funding through WE Hub’s program. While we provide guidance and support for applications, we cannot guarantee funding. Our role is to assist you in maximizing opportunities.
What kind of connections can I expect for expansion?
We facilitate participation in exchange programs, sharing valuable opportunities for international growth, providing guidance and connections essential for pan India growth, global expansion, and much more.
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