Kerala is all set to host startup ecosystem congregation, ‘Huddle Kerala’ on April 6 and 7. The two-day long event is to be organised by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IAMAI Startup Foundation.
It will be inaugurated by state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
On the first day of the event, a competition will be held where around 100 companies will participate, and the finalists will be selected to get mentorship from global industry leaders and coaches.
The event which is going to be held at The Leela beach resort in Kovalam will also provide an opportunity for local startups to showcase their talent and interact with global industry players.
Around 2,000 members and 40 speakers including startups, investors, academicians and industry leaders from across the country as well as global leaders will attend the event.
According to Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission, the event will focus on emerging technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrency, internet of things (IoT), gaming and e-sports, cyber security, digital entertainment among others. The participants will be able to interact with the technology experts and leaders from Asia and Europe.
From the last few years, several incubation programs have been organised to promote startup culture in the country.
Recently, Kerala-based hardware electronic incubator ‘Maker Village’ host its first national hardware startup conclave, where around 1,200 hardware startups from across the country, as well as several major companies including Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Dassault, Qualcomm, Intel, and others, participated.
In January, Kerala Startup Mission or KSUM in association with Zone Startups India launched ‘Kerala Accelerator Program’ to promote revenue making startups across the country.
Last year in November, India’s largest technology incubator T-Hub announced the launch of its first accelerator programme in collaboration with Microsoft.
The story was sourced from ET.