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Microsoft CEO promises help to promote startups in Hyderabad

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hyderabad, Dec 28: A meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu idu over breakfast and a visit to T-Hub, the technology incubator developed by Telanga was all Microsoft chief executive officer Satya della did on Monday during his private visit to Hyderabad.

On only his second visit to the city since he became CEO of the global tech giant last year, della did a balancing act to keep both Telugu states happy and had an informal interaction with budding entrepreneurs.

On his first visit in September last year, he could not meet idu as the latter was away in Visakhaptm but had called on Telanga Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. This time, he met idu over breakfast and also visited T-Hub, billed as India’s largest technology incubator.

While a MoU was signed between Microsoft India and Andhra Pradesh to harness cloud technology for the state’s growth, at T-Hub della responded positively to Telanga’s request for setting up a startup ecosystem in Hyderabad.

During the meeting with idu, the 47-year-old promised to visit his tive Antapur district in Andhra Pradesh. Born in Antapur, della was brought up and studied in Hyderabad.

During the interaction with startups at T-Hub, he said that his energy comes from the interaction with entrepreneurs across the world.

“There are three points to success - concept, capability, culture. Learn more from day one... chase after your concept or idea. Improve your capability to chase the idea... Curate the culture,” he told the entrepreneurs in an inspiratiol talk.

To a query, he said the importance of failure lies in learning from it.

During the meeting with Telanga’s Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao, della said the tech giant under its initiative Microsoft Ventures would help develop accelerators and startups here. He responded positively to a request by the Tela government to build a startup ecosystem in Hyderabad in partnership with T-Hub.

“Indian talent in the area is dramatically growing and we can see their domince in the field,” the Microsoft CEO told budding entrepreneurs.

della said Microsoft’s goal and dream is to empower local entrepreneurs to solve last mile connectivity. The minister later told reporters that it was one of the several avenues of collaboration they explored. Rama Rao also requested him to preferably set up a cloud data centre in Hyderabad. della promised that he would like to be ebler for cloud eblement of small and medium enterprises.

This public cloud for SMEs can help in building a sustaible business environment and other eco systems can also benefit from this. (ians)

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