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2-day startup conclave “Huddle Kerala” underway in Thiruvananthapuram

image 2-day startup conclave “Huddle Kerala” underway in Thiruvananthapuram

New Delhi, Apr 7 (KNN) In a bid to attract startups, a two-day ‘Huddle Kerala’ conclave is being held in the capital city of the state.

The two day event that kicked off on April 6 is being organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IAMAI Startup Foundation.

Speaking at the inaugural event, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala has an ecosystem that identifies nurtures and promotes talented innovations within the state.

While other states attract innovations from Pan India, the ecosystem in Kerala nurtures its own talent, he said.

Informing of the initiatives taken by his government to promote startups, Vijayan said that that the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program under the startup policy of the state is directed towards developing technology, innovation and entrepreneurship among the students right at college and school levels.

At present, there are over 1,000 startups registered under the KSUM and the state has more than two lakh sq ft of incubation space available for startups, the chief minister informed.

The event is organised with special focus on sectors including blockchain, crypto currency, internet of things, gaming and e-sports, cyber security, digital entertainment, augmented reality, virtual reality, e-governance and mobile governance. (With Inputs from a media report) (KNN/DA)



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