Strengthening St. Louis' Connections to India

by Jody Shelton | Mar 01, 2017
A team of St. Louis leaders under the leadership of local businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas, Chairman of Redberri Corporation, spent a whirlwind week in Hyderabad, India. While in Hyderabad, the St. Louis delegation and the Telangana government in Hyderabad, India solidified a partnership strengthening global entrepreneurship. 

Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao (KTR) and the St. Louis team inked a Memorandum of Understanding to create an entrepreneurial partnership between the two locations. St. Louis’ T-REX incubator will work with Hyderabad’s T-Hub incubator under the T-Bridge program. The program will help American and Indian entrepreneurs connect, especially those in the ag-tech, bioscience, and fin-tech industries. The St. Louis team will also seek other opportunities in Telangana to further invest in its existing education and business sectors.

The St. Louis delegation is composed of Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas, Chairman of Redberri Corporation; Jim Alexander, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber; Karen Ellis, Director, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber; Patricia Hagen, President, T-REX; Donn Rubin, CEO, BioSTL; Vijay Chauhan, Project Lead, Global STL; Dennis Pruitt, Vice President of International Business Recruitment, Missouri Partnership; Joel Glassman, Director, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri – St. Louis; and Ana Karaman, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Webster University.

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 St. Louis Delegation IT Minister KTR (in white shirt) with the STL delegation on Monday