Telangana Minister of IT attends tech hub inauguration in Illinois, Governor issues proclamation

Governor of Illinois Declares Aug 25th Redberri T-Hub Day in State of Illinois. PHOTO: Asian Media USA

In a landmark proclamation, Governor J.B. Pritzker officially declared August 25, 2023, as Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center Day in the State of Illinois” celebrating the partnership between the Redberri Earth Foundation, an Illinois non-profit organization founded by philanthropist Deepak Kant Vyas to promote entrepreneurship, and T-Hub, an innovation ecosystem campus. According to the press release from Asian Media USA, T-Hub is the largest such campus in the world.

The collaboration has led to the establishment of the Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center Foundation in Chicagoland, an initiative aimed at fostering startup ecosystems in the United States.

Illinois Deputy Governor Christie George and Illinois Secretary of Commerce Kristin Richards had a productive meeting with a visiting delegation led by Telangana Minister of IT & Technology, K. T. Rama Rao, who inspired creation of Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center to support Indian Start-up companies soft landing in the US, the press release said.

Diginataries with Minister K.T. Rama Rao, center, Consul General of India Somnath Ghosh, in blue suit, 3rd from left, and Chairman Deepak Kant Vyas, between Ghosh and K.T. Rama Rao. PHOTO: Asian Media USA

This endeavor has been made possible through the generous endowment from the Deepak Kant Vyas Family.

The inaugural event of the Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center hosted the Indian delegation to acknowledge and celebrate the launch of this transformative initiative, organizers said. The Innovation Center aims to strengthen the bond between Illinois and the State of Telangana.

According to the press release, Illinois and Telangana boast some of the fastest-growing innovation ecosystems in the world, promoting a vibrant startup culture that transcends borders, and the Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center expects to provide a platform for over 100  startups to invest in Illinois, resulting in the planned creation of more than 1830 jobs within the Chicagoland area in the next 24 months.

“Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proclamation is a testament to the state’s commitment to nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration on a global scale,” the press release said.

Others who attended the inaugural event included Illinois Senator Sue Rezin, State Representative Mark Walker, as well as Chief of Staff Senator Laura Murphy, City of Sandwich Administrator, Matt Kellogg, Chairman Kendall County Board and many civic, government, and business leaders.



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