Kochi-based Startup Village has received a record 527 applications in March from young entrepreneurs keen to set up technology businesses.
In February, 286 would-be entrepreneurs expressed interest in signing up with the incubation programme at Startup Village while it doubled the number of applications over one month
The success stories of companies nurtured by incubators such as Startup Village and Technopark TBI have played a key role in driving the entrepreneurship movement in Kerala. And the state government has actively promoted it, particularly through policy frameworks and infrastructure support.
A task force formed by the State Planning Board Vice Chairman Mr K M Chandrasekhar has now entrusted KSIDC Managing Director Ms. Aruna Sundararajan IAS, CII Kerala Chairman and Federal Bank CEO Mr Shyam Srinivasan and Startup Village Chairman Mr Sanjay Vijayakumar to come up with a roadmap to create a world-class startup ecosystem in Kerala. They are expected to submit their report by April 30.