Pune: Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), the leading enabler of connectivity and communication solutions for businesses in India, and Startup Leadership Program (SLP) successfully organised the Startup 5K RunWalk in Pune on 25th February, 2018, to promote education and healthcare for girl child. It was a five kilometre run/walk, started from Kharadi IT Park ground to World Trade Centre and back to Kharadi IT Park. The event saw enthusiastic participation from startup community and college students, running/walking for the cause. The proceeds from the event will go towards the empowerment of girl child.
Mr. Jotiram Kaulage, Mr. Sangram Deshmukh and Mr. Selvaraj Naidu won the top three slots respectively. The winners were felicitated by Mr. Mannu Singh, SME Operations Head – West Region, Tata Tele Business Services.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mannu Singh said, “The 5K RunWalk is a great initiative to create awareness about the cause of gender equality. We are glad that large numbers of people in Pune, especially from startup and student communities, participated and made the event successful.”
Commenting on the event, Dr. Reshma Sagari, Program Leader, SLP said, “We are proud to have partnered with Tata Tele Business Services to create awareness among the startup community of Pune and to garner their support for the cause of education and healthcare for girl child. We are looking forward to doing a lot of work and create a lasting impact on the community.”
This run-for-a-cause event was open to everyone, especially targeted at the startup ecosystem including innovators, founders, VCs, working professionals, etc. Some of the startups that participated in the event were – My Bike Wash-Startup in automatic bike wash system; Sparup – sports technology company that helps athletes achieve excellence; Pik a shoot – that clicks emotion felt pictures; Color Ur Blank Spaces – an interior designing tech startup; and Rida Wellness – that makes natural, handmade homeopathic wellness and beauty products.