World Expo 2020, which is currently being hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, has recognised Hesa as the leading rural-tech startup from India for its sustainable and unique business model contributing to uplift lives in rural India. Hesa successfully participated in the five-day event at the Indian Innovation Hub with other 191 country pavilions representing the Telangana state.
Participating in the event Hesa, alongside other 13 startups from Telangana presented to investors from gulf countries at Elevate II, Taj Business Bay, Near Burj Khalifa. The participation has opened doors for Hesa to add value in the business and achieve excellence through international exposure and collaborations. Highlighting business opportunities for participants, the Dubai Expo Business program is offering support to innovation technology impacting and creating a difference through sustainable interventions. Allowing networking with business representatives at scale, Expo is connecting inspiring minds to stimulate innovation and tangible opportunities.
Commenting on the participation Co-Founder and CEO Hesa, Vamsi Udayagiri quotes, “It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet business delegates from across the globe at the Innovation bus organized by India Pavilion where Hesa was appreciated and recognised for bringing change in rural communities in India. Showcasing our platform at a global scale has given us the opportunity to reach the right set of investors and accelerate growth. Various corporations and industry associations have also expressed their interest to work with Hesa as the model can bring relevance in places like MENA, Africa, and Latin America”.
Addressing the challenge of last-mile delivery and connection in rural India, Hesa is reaching the remotest villages with resources. With the phygital model (physical and digital approach), leveraging technology Hesa is helping rural India connect to the larger economy alongside an opportunity for digital development. The global event of Expo 2021 will further help impact businesses to expand and scale across borders.
Established in 2020, the tech based platform is impacting millions of rural lives with access and connectivity to quality products and services. Hesa is enabling a door-step buying, selling approach; the startup has reached 11 Lakh+ rural households. Empowering rural entrepreneurs with employment and income, Hesa has 10,000+ Village Level Entrepreneurs(VLE’s) called Hesaathis on their platform.