Aspiring entrepreneurs, raring to make a mark in the startup domain got the right motivation as Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella has called upon them to learn from failures and chase their dreams.
The Indian-American Microsoft honcho, who visited T-Hub, the technology incubator project of Telangana here on Monday shared his success story with the entrepreneurs and exhorted them to chase their dreams to make it big.
“It’s not about the failure, it’s about learning from the failures; for failure itself cannot be celebrated,” said Nadella.
The Hyderabad-born IT bigwig, who arrived in the city to attend a family function, had a breakfast meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Later on arrival at Catalyst, the T-Hub building, the Microsoft CEO was accorded a warm welcome by state IT minister KT Rama Rao along with Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub.
As the IT minister explained about the T-hub to the Hyderabadi, Nadella said with a grin “When I grew up here, there was no T-Hub. Probably, the closest to the T was Hyderabad’s famous Tank Bund.”
“It’s an amazing space for entrepreneurs and it’s also inspiring to see that the Telangana Government is trying to build such a brilliant facility for startups,” he added.
Interacting with the aspiring entrepreneurs, he stressed the three important requirements for building a startup – concept, capability, and culture. “Learn more from day one, chase your concepts or dreams. Improve your capability to chase the idea, curate the culture. Culture can never be faked, the more you live it,the more sustainable your business approach becomes,” he opined. Talking about Microsoft’s involvement, he said that the company is here to be a part of the entrepreneurs’ success stories, with its accelerators and a collaboration with T-Hub. “I am here to be inspired by the dreams of entrepreneurs,” , he added.
Satya Nadella also spoke about the much-touted White Space technology and emphasised the importance of the last mile connectivity.
”We had a wonderful meeting with Nadella. We have explored several avenues of collaboration with Microsoft. They are already doing their bit through Microsoft ventures and we want to build a startup ecosystem here. We are collaborating to work on the White space technology that Microsoft has been pioneering, Telangana government is definitely focused on ensuring that the best of education is provided to our children. So we are requesting Microsoft to help digitise the thousands of classrooms across the state.” said minister KTR.
Source: The New Indian Express