Kochi: Student start-up company MindHelix Technosol has made history by being the first start-up from Kerala to get selected for the Silicon Valley based Alchemist Accelerator Program for Enterprise Product start-ups. Formed in December 2010, MindHelix has created the cloud computing based Customer Interaction application, which was selected for the accelerator.
In a statement, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys Co-founder & Chief Mentor of the Kochi based Startup Village said, “This is a proud moment for entrepreneurs from Kerala. MindHelix’s achievement clearly shows that Indian start-ups are truly global and can compete with the ones in the US. Platforms like Startup Village can be a great launch-pad for start-ups like MindHelix where they can grow and go global.”
The Accelerator based in Menlo Park, San Francisco runs a programme for six months incubating 12 enterprise-centric start-ups and MindHelix is the only international start-up in the group. The programme allocates $30,000 in seed funding to each company and also provides these start-ups the opportunity to showcase their products to Fortune 100 companies in the US.
The Startup Village based company created the TukTuk Meter, a mobile application that went viral in 2011. MindHelix then went on to build the customer interaction product based on cloud computing. The first implementation of the product named ‘Know Your Police Station’ was done for Delhi Police, a public portal where citizens can connect with the police. MindHelix has already acquired customers in the hospitality, banking sectors and also government agencies across multiple States in India.
Christin Emmanuel George, Co-Founder & CEO, MindHelix Technosol said, “The accelerator programme will be a launch pad us in the US and the mentor list has the best people from the industry who will coach us to tweak our product for the US market and also get first few customers there. This is a huge step for MindHelix and my team. We credit this achievement to the support and mentoring provided by Startup Village and Technopark TBI.
Kerala IT News