A big year of big impact

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At Collab House, we’re building a new self-sustaining local collaborative community centre – one which act as a hub that engage, educate, empower and enable individuals, communities and organizations to make impact. A hub of activity for anyone with an independent skill or project and a space for those who seek a chance to build great things alongside the city’s best and brightest. We work to build spaces that are open to anyone with something to share, make or say.

    It’s amazing that just in less than a year and half, Collab House has grown to more than 4,000 supporting community of hackers, makers, entrepreneurs, designers – people like you. We engaged thousands of people through our various online  and offline initiatives.

    It’s incredible: together we have helped create a local movement of people who believe in Collaboration. We should all have access to resources and community to grow and make impact.

    This movement is growing, and so is our capacity to make impact. Just take a look at what we did together in 2015:

  •                        We helped with community outreach for Vodafone NASSCOM Foundation Mobile for Good Awards, MakerFest, InnoFest, TEDxHyderabad, Hacker Summit, JNTU EXCITE, Crowdfunding Deep Impact, Design Summit.

  •                        We built & support communities around Art, Maker, Startup, Technology and more. We brought global initiatives like XPRIZE Hyderabad, Startup Grind Hyderabad, Mozilla Hyderabad, CodeDojo Hyderabad to the city.

  •                        We launched Hyderabad’s first public Makerspace, and online platform – MakerClub. We launched MakerClub.in to help people across India become informed creators of things they love and excel in their creativity.

  •                        We made our presence at global events like Web Summit(Dublin), Mozilla Festival(London).

  •                        We incubated early stage startups focused on Education and Technology

At Collab House we believe that people need essential skills for understanding and harnessing the potential of the ecosystem. Solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems are being built through collaboration. The more minds we can put on those solutions, the better off we will all be. In 2015, Collab House invested and partnered in projects across domains to help more people harness the power of the technology.

Get Involved!

We are passionate about nurturing and building a better ecosystem—and we invite you to join us. To date, Collab House has been an all-volunteer effort, powered by members of the community who care. To continue to make all this happen, we need your help. We are open to partnerships and participation from people like you.

Want to get involved? Write to me at: vineel  AT collabhouse DOT org | +91 9985258603

    Collab House has big plans on the horizon, and momentum is on our side. There’s a new wave of open is afoot. Makers. Startups. Open education. Open practices. Connected devices. Stay Tuned!

As always, thank you for all you do to support Collab House — none of this would be possible without our incredible community.

A big year of big impact

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup


Hyderabad, March 1, 2015Imagine joining a local community filled with a diverse mix of people from technology, space, oceans, education, and more, all who want to create a brighter future. Imagine getting together regularly in-person to share presentations about recent developments in technology, to discuss common problems in the world, and to explore ways in which we can solve them. Imagine collaborating together on these problems to make real and tangible solutions. These are all the goals of XPRIZE Think Tanks.

Collab House, a collaborative community space proposed to bring Think Tank to Hyderabad which got approved, hosted the first meet, here in Hyderabad on March 1st, 2015.

The meet was anchored by Devthon, an innovation platform which is working towards bringing people together to create an impact in health, energy, education, agriculture and many other fields.

The XPRIZE Think Tank Hyderabad will bring together innovators, problem-solvers, domain experts, and more together from a local community to help discuss, educate, and strategize how to solve grand challenges.


There were 15 individuals who came together to scope down the future of the Think Tank and identify challenge areas. Individuals divided into groups of 2 to take on the task of identifying areas of focus that each of us are keen on creating an impact in.

The internet technology has taken the world by storm, creating opportunities across the globe. One team proposed to pursue the need for internet access for all, drafting a initiative with intersection of participation from public(govt), private(corporate) and local bodies(community) which would bring internet for all, help understand its capabilities and assist in improving lives. Another team proposed food as a major challenge area to take on. An interesting way to solve it is to connect people over food. The challenges in healthcare were also discussed.

IMG_2460However, the challenge area winner which was identified as the most important area during the discussion was, Education. It was discussed on how access to quality education brings about a cultural change and how teachers and schools play an important role in shaping the future generations.

Members of the XPRIZE Think Tank, called Tankers, will meet bi-weekly in Hyderabad. The first time Tankers discussed on how we must broaden our thinking to identify moonshot challenges that currently only outliers think about. In the future, the Think Tank will open the floor to ideas and challenges from specific areas taking a more focused approach to identify pressing problems faced by mankind.


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Press Release by Devthon

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup