Startups say – Aisa aur kahaan, sirf CIE mein (Where else, only in CIE)


I re-visited the International Institute of Information Technology campus in Hyderabad (IIITH), the home to Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) as a follow-up to my earlier encounter with its chief and as part of my continuing coverage of startups and startup ecosystem in Hyderabad.

After I headed home from that meeting and as I sat down to write about it, I heard a commercial (embedded below) being played on TV. Its slogan – “Aisa aur kahaan, sirf Gujarat mein“.

It is an advertisement trying to showcase and brand the Indian state of Gujarat (currently headed by the future PM of India) as the place to develop, grow and prosper. It shows how its Chief Minister (and the Prime Minister of India hopeful, as per Google) spearheaded and transformed the state to help create vibrant socioeconomic conditions required for businesses and society in general to succeed.


So, what does the commercial have to do with my experience at CIE? It inspired me to use the slogan as the title of this post and I should say the title very much befits a place like CIE. For one, it is because CIE is trying to create a place conducive for startups to thrive and succeed.

Need more reasons? Tune in to the rest of my conversation (also embedded on the top) with its administrators and few of the startups in CIE.

Here are some of the people in the conversation.
[carousel arrows=”display” buttons=”display” caption=”display”] [panel title=”Manoj Surya, CIE” description=”CIE is working towards supporting the entire ecosystem in Hyderabad”][/panel] [panel title=”Raghu Prodduturi, CIE” description=”At CIE, we attempt to take care of every operational aspect for startups”][/panel] [panel title=”Hemanth Satyanarayana, Imaginate” description=”It has been a great experience so far at CIE”][/panel] [panel title=”Venkatesan Seshadri, FlatPebble” description=”CIE has been a great place to grow”][/panel] [panel title=”Abhinav Pachauri” description=”We get to work alongside passionate entrepreneurs at CIE”][/panel] [panel title=”Yaswanth Narvaneni, Fortuity” description=”CIE is at the forefront of entrepreneurship”][/panel] [panel title=”Startups in CIE” description=”Aisa aur kahaan, sirf CIE mein”][/panel] [/carousel]

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