Skill India Digital Accelerator Program to catalyze innovation and growth in skill sector

T-Hub, India’s leading startup incubator, in collaboration with NSDC, and Parivartan Startup Grants by HDFC, has successfully concluded the Skill India Digital Accelerator Program. The program is designed to catalyze innovation and growth within the skill development sector and has meticulously handpicked 10 promising startups to receive grants from Parivartan Startup Grants by HDFC.

The Skill India Digital Accelerator Program was launched with a visionary objective to identify and empower startups revolutionizing skill development and enhancing employability across India. These startups are crucial in advancing workforce capabilities and innovating in skill development and employment readiness. The program also aims to enhance the Skill India Digital Platform by partnering with startups, improving features, and expanding accessibility to various stakeholders for a more inclusive skill development ecosystem. Partnering with esteemed organizations such as T-Hub, NSDC, and Parivartan Startup Grants by HDFC, sought to furnish crucial resources and funding to startups offering innovative solutions that address the evolving demands of the workforce.

From a pool of 369 applications, 10 startups have emerged as the chosen pioneers. These startups include Cunomial, Karmmin, Crion Versity, Humlogjobs, Vridhee Innovations Private Limited, Edubuk, Online Saathi, HowBee, SkyySkill Academy, and TheQube. Each selected startup received vital support and funding to further refine and scale their innovative solutions, thereby making significant contributions to the enhancement of skill development initiatives nationwide.

By collaborating with NSDC’s Skill India Digital Platform, these startups are poised to extend their impact and reach, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility across diverse communities and sectors. The program strategically focuses on areas such as opportunity discovery, multilingual interfaces, upskilling, and comprehensive coverage of government schemes. Additionally, it emphasizes financial inclusion for gig workers, entrepreneurship, and the utilization of AI for personalized recommendations to drive innovation and empowerment within the workforce.

Mahankali Srinivas Rao (MSR), CEO of T-Hub, expressed, “The Skill India Digital Accelerator Program underscores our collective dedication to nurturing Indian startups and propelling them towards innovation-led growth. T-Hub, in collaboration with our esteemed partners, is at the forefront of driving this change, ensuring that startups receive the necessary support to thrive. Through this program, we are not just shaping the future of skill development but also empowering Indian startups to lead the charge in building a skilled workforce for the nation.”

Mohit Kumar, DGM IT & Digital, NSDC remarked “The Skill India Digital Accelerator Program is a game-changer for Indian startups, empowering them to drive impactful innovations in skill development. Through strategic collaborations, we're shaping a future-ready workforce, essential for India’s growth.”

Ms. Neha Agrawal, Senior Vice President, Start-ups, HDFC Bank said, “We are dedicated to fostering impactful social start-ups that drive positive change within our communities. By backing incubators and accelerators, we aim to strengthen and cultivate the entire start-up ecosystem in India. Through the HDFC Bank Parivartan Start-up Grants, our goal is to empower these innovative ventures to achieve SDG targets and create a better future for all with their solutions.”

The Skill India Digital Accelerator Program stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in driving meaningful change within the skill development ecosystem. Through continued support and strategic partnerships, the program aims to nurture a future-ready workforce equipped with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape.