KSUM to distribute Startup Boxes & launch new web portal


Trivandrum: Fifty young mobile application developers will receive Startup Boxes as part of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) 2015, launched by the Kerala Government with the Kerala State Startup Mission (KSUM) as the implementing agency.

Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the distribution of the Startup boxes at a function to be held at the CM’s conference hall at the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on August 12, 2015.

Following the inauguration, Jiji Thomson IAS, Chief Secretary will launch the newly designed web portal for KSUM, the earlier Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) and the nodal agency for several schemes and programmes for young enterprises in the State.

The new website will act as a single online platform that connects students-entrepreneurs, mentors, professionals and investors across the world. Aimed at accelerating the startup boom, the portal will also act as a gateway to numerous initiatives for schools, colleges and start-up companies.

Kicking off with boxes for mobile applications, the Startup Boxes Project is designed to distribute startup kits to various technology and industry verticals. The boxes have vital gadgets for mobile application developers to get started- a MacBook, iPhone, Google Nexus, Kindles, and Arduino starter kit.

KSUM will identify a programme partner to scout and distribute the startup boxes on a yearly basis. Out of the 50 beneficiaries, 40 have been identified through the Fintec program of Kochi based Startup Village.

“Access to the most advanced gadgets and latest technology will ignite the innovation spirit in youngsters and we intend to follow it up year on year with the latest gadgets and kits,” said P H Kurian, Principal Secretary – Industries & IT.

Kerala IT News