Uber Got So Impressed that it Offered Startup DesiOpt Onspot Deal!
DesiOPT- a T-Hub startup has signed a one-year deal with UBER USA in order to provide the STEM Talent-(Student, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to US.
DesiOPT connects international students with employers in the US. The startup has been selected by Uber to boost their source of STEM talent.
Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber visited T-hub while addressing a session named ‘If I were your CEO’. He met Mr. Naren Y, founder of DesiOPT. During the meet, Naren asked him about the scope of Asian STEM talent in USA, post which Uber gave DesiOPT a one-year contract to provide STEM talent.
On this contract, Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Public Policy Head of Uber India said: “We are happy to be contribute to promoting and supporting innovative ideas out of spirited start-ups in India like DesiOPT. Telangana is one of the most progressive states and has set up a culture of ‘regulatory incubation’. They allow new ideas and business models to thrive. The vision behind setting up T-Hub is a testament to their commitment. Today more and more people around the world want to build something themselves. Through initiatives like Uber EXCHANGE, our mentorship program for Indian startups, we hope to encourage more people to come up with the next big idea and spur entrepreneurship.”
Naren Y, the founder of DesiOPT, opines, “Today we have a surplus of raw talent from India in the US that is waiting to be explored. DesiOPT itself provides services to over 2500 companies. However we are not able to reach out to the bigger companies who are in need of STEM talent in the US. The association with Uber was indeed a much-needed break that we were looking for and being a part of T-Hub has really helped us in getting there. ”
A large number of Asian students from countries like India and China migrate to the states in order to pursue further studies which include OPT (Optional Practical Training) and CPT (Curricular Practical Training) under F1 Visa rules. A lot of them also believe that the US offers more opportunities and freedom than their own countries. This deal will help students to explore their career chances in the States. Read more news.
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