Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14: Startupi3, a residential programme for student entrepreneurs, makes its debut at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam on October 15, Thursday. The three-day camp, organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), will help young innovators prototype their business ideas under the mentorship of experienced hands.
The Startupi3 platform allows the 60 students, split into 12 groups, to present their business ideas in a group and debate its viability, scope and technicalities. The best idea from each group will be discussed during the mentoring sessions. The mentoring sessions are facilitated by Open Fuel, the community partner of KSUM.
The participants were selected through KSUM’s Startup Bootcamps. KSUM, the nodal agency for implementing the student entrepreneurship policy, currently runs around 60 startup Bootcamps across the state.
“We would like to extend Startupi3, which is a part of Kerala’s Startup movement, across the state. We want more colleges to start the Bootcamps, thus spreading the spirit of entrepreneurship evenly,” said Dr Jayashankar Prasad, CEO, Startup Mission.
The camp will conclude on October 17; the second camp is scheduled at TocH Institute of Science and Technology, Kochi from October 19 to 21.
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