Thiruvananthapuram, March 30: Asia’s largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at The Leela Beach Resort, Kovalam here on April 6 and 7, providing a platform for start-ups to pitch in their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world .
Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the conclave, being organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IAMAI Startup Foundation.
The guests to the conclave at the renowned beach resort in the Kerala capital include Sharjah Digital Transformation Higher Committee Chairman Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Prince Constantijn of Netherlands.
There will be a beach-side huddle meant for discussions and night stalls as part of the conclave. This is going to be one of the best networking startup events in the country.
For registration, visit www.huddle.net.in. Registration will be closing on by April 3.
KSUM chief executive officer (CEO) Dr. Saji Gopinath said that the first-of-its-kind global event in the state will ensure maximum connect with technology experts and leaders from countries in Asia and Europe, apart from providing opportunities for close interactive sessions between the participants.
“The conference would be to pitch in a platform for upcoming startups to showcase their product and business model in front of the entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts”, he added.
Startups, investors, academicians and industry leaders will attend the event, which is expected to have the participation of 2,000 members with 40 speakers in 30 sessions.
Huddle Kerala will primarily focus on the emerging sectors like blockchain, cryptocurrency, internet of things (IoT), gaming and e-sports, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, augmented reality, virtual reality, e-governance and mobile governance among other latest technologies.
The conference features two days full of stage programmes, in addition to several side events, talks at networking sessions, roundtable discussions and facilitated workshops.
The speakers’ line-up includes successful founders, serial entrepreneurs and investors.
The philosophy behind Huddle Kerala is to help the next generation world-conquering companies move forward. At the very core of the event is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and build up a huge start-up community.
The Huddle 100 Competition will kick off on the first day with 100 companies pitching in the first round. The next day 10 best companies will continue pitching and they will be mentored by the top-notch industry leaders and coaches. Out of these, semi-finalists are chosen, further narrowing down to finalist.
Start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase their products at designated start-up Zone (demo booth) at the venue.
The KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala Government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the State.
World’s leading location-based marketing specialist Posterscope and mobile app builder Zoho Corporation are the sponsors of the event.
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