The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded startups and businesses to adopt digital transformation across industries. It is not only about getting mobile or hybrid, but also about getting effective in automation, information management, processing, safety and significantly more. The digital native startups recognize this predicament and with the correct help, can attain the level of digital maturity that is essential to be productive.
Acknowledging this vital requirement, Dell Technologies and MeitY Startup Hub have collaborated to enable India-based startups make their digital future and transform how they work, live, and play, whilst making sure smooth operations and organization continuity. MeitY Start-up Hub (MSH) is an initiative of the ministry of electronics & IT (MeitY), aimed at strengthening the deep-tech ecosystem across India. This partnership intends to make and market technologies innovation, creation of intellectual properties and setting up a vibrant startup ecosystem.
“This collaboration between MSH and Dell will ensure mentorship for budding entrepreneurs in the form of necessary guidance, market outreach as well as technology support. This association aims at promoting and strengthening Indian startup ecosystem leading to the creation of world-class startups and vibrant economy,” mentioned Jitendra Vijayvargiya, CEO, MeitY Startup Hub. “We are focused on building an inclusive and sustainable India. As we move towards the post-pandemic world, it is evident that technology will play a very important role in revolutionising education. It is imperative for us to innovate and find technological solutions to provide education to our children. Our partnership with Dell Technologies is focused on identifying solutions in the education domain.”
The partnership will help more than 3,000 startups that are portion of MeitY’s Startup Hub network. The startups will be supplied exclusive presents and prices on Dell’s client and infrastructure options to make IT infrastructure more accessible and to foster development and innovation. The options are made to enable organisations equip their teams with market top technologies to assure organization resiliency. The presents presented by Dell will bring collectively essential items and services, indispensable for any organization, at a competitive value.
The focus of Indian startups has mainly been on self-sufficiency, enabled by supporting job makers and job creators. Successful startups produce a lot of worth in terms of employability, revenue generation, as effectively as innovation, contributing vastly towards the Indian economy. A leg-up not just in terms of capital infusion but tech help and industry outreach can enable entrepreneurs attain break-even quicker and grow to be sustainable companies.
Sudiip Goswami, director & common manager – South India & Startups, Dell Technologies, mentioned, “Dell Technologies is strongly invested in the Indian startup community to help them grow and innovate. We are pleased to partner with MeitY Startup Hub to support this thriving ecosystem and enable the startups with state-of-the-art digital infrastructure that forms the base for innovation and resilience.”
Talking about the objectives of the partnership, Goswami mentioned, “We are launching a programme called ‘The Startup EDGE’ in partnership with MSH. This programme will offer a competitive edge to all the startup members associated with them, by equipping them with advanced and industry-best infrastructure at exclusive prices. These offerings with help our startup ecosystem maintain their business continuity and enable them to be efficient. Dell will also host a unique challenge for edtech startups in India aimed towards bridging the digital divide. The winners will become a part of Dell Partner Ecosystem where Dell will form a go-to market strategy with them and offer them exposure as a partner and a value added solution.”
Dell will mentor and help the winners by setting up a tinkering micro-lab funded by Dell along with access to Dell’s Technology Labs and Centers of Excellence for a year. In addition to this, Dell will completely allow the startups with the essential IT infrastructure, and conduct webinars and understanding series by domain specialists on innovation, technologies trends, effective digital infrastructure, and so on. to upskill the startups.