Innovative hardware must be developed at T-Works: KTR

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Hyderabad, April 24:Congratulating team WCB Robotics that brought laurel to the city after winning the Rice University Challenge, and TiE Hyderabad initiative to nurture early stage ventures, Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, NRI Affairs, Government of Telangana K T Rama Rao urged "innovative hardware products must be developed at T-Works."
He was interacting with WCB Robotics founder Ujjawal Aggarwal, TiE Hyderabad president Kali Prasad, executive director Phani Pattamatta along with principal secretary (IT&EC) to Government of Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan. Earlier in the month, this TiE Grad 2017 finalist, Windows Cleaning Robot (WCB) won close to $0.5 million in investments from TiE Houston Angels and GOOSE Society of Texas during the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) at Houston, Texas. It is after nine years that any team from India went on to finals and first one to win such grand prize money, in the Rice University Challenge, the world's richest and largest student startup competition.
Telangana State Minister for IT K T Rama Rao said, "This is a fantastic achievement for this student startup from Hyderabad under the able guidance of TiE mentors. Wish to see many such young innovators through TiE GRAD programme in the coming years."
Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary (IT&EC), Government of Telangana, suggested, "WCB Robotics should choose the state-of-the-art facilities at T-Works for its hardware product development phase."
Kali Prasad, president, TiE Hyderabad & Office Managing Partner, said, "It's a matter of great pride for TiE Hyderabad that our TiE Grad 2017 winner is able to compete with teams from Ivy League institutions, like MIT and Harvard and emerge as winner in many categories. Hope to see more such cases in the coming batches."
Ujjawal Aggarwal, founder, WCB Robotics and final year student at BITS Pilani (Hyderabad Campus) said, "The TiE mentoring bootcamp has been a great help to build confidence and compete against teams from global universities sch as MIT, Harvard, UT Austin etc."
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