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Phanindra Sama

Co-founder redBus.in and Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana


development dialogue 2018 speaker Phanindra Sama Co-founder redBus.in and Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana

Phanindra Sama is a co-founder redBus.in India's first online bus ticket booking service. Started in 2005 , today Redbus is the largest online bus ticketing company in India; it has the largest network of bus operators, 350+ and growing. Mr. Sama is ranked #3 amongst India's Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World.

Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments as a Senior Design Engineer. He is one of the founding patrons of the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad that helps locals work on solutions to pressing issues.


The biggest thing is to just show up. When we started redBus, we did not have any experience in setting up a company, but we were determined and our mentors helped us scale up. I didn't know exactly what we were going to do with the Sandbox, but we started and it is now having a real impact - Mr. Sama on "Replicating the Ecosystem" at DD 2014



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