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Innovation, Sustainability, and Collaboration: Highlights from AIC-SKU’s Convergence Meeting

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, 31st May, 2023: The Atal Incubation Centre – Sri Krishnadevaraya University (AIC-SKU) in partnership with AIC-Thub, Hyderabad Telangana, the leading startup nurturing hubs in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, successfully concluded a highly anticipated Convergence Meeting. Held on May 31, 2023, the event brought together more than 35 entrepreneurs, industry experts, mentors, incubators, CSR heads, non-profit organizations, academia, and investors. The primary objective was to foster a sustainable future for startups and drive growth in the business ecosystem. Distinguished participants from organizations such as Rural Development Trust, Heifer International, Help the Blind Foundation, MITRAz Foundation, Hyundai Glovis, MyStartupTV Media House, Govt. Polytechnic College, Engineering Colleges, Startups, Aspiring Student Entrepreneurs, and Startup Facilitators attended the event.

The Convergence Meeting provided a unique platform for participants to exchange ideas, share best practices, and explore collaborative opportunities in building sustainable startups. It showcased the Incubation Centre’s commitment to supporting the growth of innovative ventures while addressing sustainability and societal impact challenges.

During the meeting, esteemed participants from various domains, including entrepreneurship, sustainability, finance, and technology, shared their insights and experiences. Discussions revolved around the importance of integrating sustainability principles into startup strategies, fostering sustainable practices, reducing environmental footprints, promoting social responsibility, and creating long-term value for stakeholders. The event emphasized the significance of startups embracing sustainability as a key driver for competitiveness, resilience, and positive societal impact.

Alongside knowledge-sharing sessions, the event facilitated valuable networking opportunities. Startups had the chance to connect with mentors, industry experts, and potential investors, showcasing their innovative ideas, products, and services. They received feedback and guidance from experienced professionals, fostering meaningful collaborations and providing a conducive environment for their growth and success.

Prof. MRK Reddy, Chairman: AIC-SKU, expressed his satisfaction with the outcomes of the Convergence Meeting. He said, “We are delighted to have brought together such a diverse group of stakeholders dedicated to the sustainable growth of startups. The event has been instrumental in sparking new ideas, forging partnerships, and inspiring entrepreneurs to embed sustainability into their business models. We believe that these efforts will contribute to creating a better and more inclusive future.”

Mrs. Deepa Krishnamoorthy, a Trustee for Help the Blind Foundation, India, and a Board of Director at AIC-SKU, expressed her profound appreciation for the incubation centre and all the participants who attended the meeting. In her address to the gathering, she emphasized the importance of sustainable community-focused innovations and highlighted notable social innovations that have positively impacted differently-abled children.

The successful conclusion of the Convergence Meeting demonstrates the unwavering commitment of AIC-SKU and AIC-Thub to nurture startups that not only drive economic growth but also embrace sustainable practices. By fostering and promoting sustainable entrepreneurship, the Incubation Centre aims to create a thriving ecosystem that tackles societal challenges and contributes to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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