Hyderabadâ€™s startup engine T-Hub is partnering with the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) to organise a meetup for all startups in the Software As A Service (SAAS) space. Called T-SaaS, the meetup will take place on January 12 at T-Hub and is inviting SaaS startups in the space to share and learn from each other.
According to TSIC, the T-SaaS meetup, which is the beginning of a series of such meetups, will be a gathering for entrepreneurs in this space to come together and discuss tactics, strategy, scaling and the life of SaaS startups. This meetup will focus on sharing and learning about how to get to the next stage and build great SaaS businesses.
The meetup will have Abhay Deshpande, founder of MartJack sharing his journey and insights with other startups. MartJack is touted as one of the pioneers in the SaaS space.
Abhay, a serial entrepreneur founded MartJack in 2007 and grew it to become one of Asiaâ€™s leading multi-channel commerce platform with over 250 companies as clients. These included big names such as Unilever, Walmart, Body Shop, Lulu, Clarks, Amarex, Future Group, among others.
MartJack built a ready-to-use cloud platform, which clients could leverage to develop online storefronts enabling digital commerce.
In September 2015, it got acquired by Capillary Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions. Abhay and MartJackâ€™s 160 employees were then moved to Capillary and the combined entity became a fully omnichannel platform.
At the time of the acquisition, MartJack had over 70 service partners, over 30 payment partners and more than 10 logistic partners.
The T-SaaS meetup by T-Hub and TSIC is just one of the many initiatives done by these organisations to boost the startup ecosystem in the city and state of Telangana. TSIC also recently launched â€˜Intinta Innovatorâ€™ (Innovator in every home) campaign in September where it visited 12 districts to take innovation to every household and encourage problem solving in the state.