T-Hub Launches the ‘Trestle’ Program to Provide International Market Access for Indian Startups3 months ago Saritha Keshamoni
‘Trestle’ is an umbrella program, under which T-Hub will announce international collaborations with accelerators or entities
For the first edition of the Trestle program, T-Hub has partnered with FalconX Inc., to provide startups in the ecosystem with an access to the U.S. Market
T-Hub, which leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem that powers next-generation products and new business models, today announced the launch of ‘Trestle’. The program provides growth-stage startups with opportunities to assess product fitment and readiness to new markets across the globe. It is designed to aid Indian startups with the right resources and connections to foray into the global market. It also offers international startups a platform to enter the Indian market. The program is a structured effort by T-Hub to expand and strengthen its ecosystem in different countries.
In the first edition of the Trestle program, T-Hub and FalconX Inc. will curate 5 startups from T-Hub for the program. The selected startups will participate in an intensive five-month program that will provide these organizations with an access to the U.S. market. The startups will qualify based on technological solutions, product/solution readiness, revenue models and growth potential. The startups at the growth stage, working in the DeepTech, FinTech and CleanTech sectors will have a higher chance of being a part of the program. Deep tech startups need to integrate with disruptive technologies like AI, big data and machine learning.
Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub, said, “With the maturation of the startups in the Indian ecosystem, there are more startups that are now ready to get onto the global stage. Trestle program is designed for startups that are looking for Go-To-Market (GTM) support, for scaling and tuning their business model for expansion in the US markets. Our collaboration with FalconX Inc. is a first step in this direction to provide international market-access to the disruptive and most deserving startups.”
Murali Chirala, CEO, FalconX Inc., said, “Our global accelerator program provides a transformative experience for entrepreneurs with mentorship, access to capital and exposure to a vast network which provides immense commercial opportunities in the U.S. market. Our plan to work with premier accelerators and incubators around the world starts with T-Hub’s Trestle program. We are excited to partner with T-Hub in designing this pioneering program for Indian entrepreneurs eager to build global technology companies.”
Selected startups would receive access to the world-class community of T-Hub and FalconX Inc. The program also includes interventions collectively designed by both parties. During the final stretch of this program, startups will visit FalconX Inc. in Silicon Valley, California, for a unique immersive experience consisting of mentor sessions. The sessions offer guidance in areas that include market fit, product/platform pricing and tuning business models. Pitch sessions with VCs, enterprise executives and multiple networking events for interactions with FalconX Inc. will be arranged. Towards the end of the program, a demo-day is scheduled.
Benefits that the startups will receive from the program include:
- Access to the U.S. market
- Support in scaling up
- Aligning their business model for the U.S. market
- Provision of a co-working space atT-Hub
- Provision of a co-working space at FalconX Inc.
Startups must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:
- Be growth-stage technology startups that have raised investments of at least $3mn
- Have a B2B client base
- Have at least five customers
- Be from the Indian innovation ecosystem
- Have achieved a product-market fit
- Have a U.S. market penetration plan
- Have a strong core team
- Be founded by entrepreneurs with a stellar industry reputation
T-Hub will continue to drive collaboration between startups and leading innovation ecosystems across the world, providing market-access opportunities to startups. For more information about the program, visit https://t-hub.co/trestle/