Kochi: In a cross-border collaboration that would give a major boost to Startup Village, the Canadian Government has expressed keenness to forge partnerships with India’s first public private partnership model technology business incubator, for mutual benefits. A visiting Canadian Government delegation, comprising Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Minister (Commercial) and Ms. Ivy Lerner-Frank, First Secretary, Education, Science & Technology, was highly impressed by the technologically updated infrastructure at the Startup Village.
The representatives also appreciated the fact that Startup Village was being mentored by Kris Gopalakrishnan, who ranks among India’s most successful entrepreneurs. Also, Annie Mathews, Head – Developer Relations of RIM, a Canadian company, is among the Advisory Council of Startup Village.
Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village, said, “This marks the start of a long journey where we are working hard to help incubate technology product start-ups in our country. With the partnership with Government of Canada, we would be able to bring high quality technology that can be leveraged by start-ups to build products that are globally scalable. The exposure to technology for Indian start-ups in partnership with global companies like RIM from Canada would get a big boost with Ms. Wilshaw’s visit to Startup Village.”
The Canadian Government already works with venture capital community and incubators such as Grow Labs at Vancouver and Extreme Startups at Ontario, Canada.
Sijo Kuruvilla, CEO, Startup Village was also present during the discussions with the Canadian representatives.
Kerala IT News