KERALA STARTUP MISSION
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) formerly known as ‘Technopark Technology Business Incubator’, is the India’s first and Most successful Non Academic Business Incubator, hosted and housed inside the Asia Largest IT Park Technopark. Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), a joint association of Technopark, Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to help the technology business start-ups, started operation during 2007. KSUM is the pioneer champion among incubators which functions with a vision to support and nurture the startups in the state of Kerala. It also is the first non-academic business incubator. The Technopark TBI spreads over 20,000 sq ft is situated in the lush green and world class IT infrastructure, The Technopark, the biggest in the continent. Since launching in 2006, our family includes more than 200+ of India’s most promising startups.
Government of Kerala (GoK) has been, for the past few years, intensifying efforts to transform the Kerala into an enterprise driven state by encouraging investors from within the state. This multi-pronged effort aims at stemming the brain drain from the state; instil an entrepreneurial mind set amongst students and youth enabling them to become job creators rather than job seekers and to create an ideal eco-system for start-ups. The prime objective of Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES) – the flagship event by KSIDC is to foster the growth of entrepreneurship in young minds, and promoting an enabling environment for entrepreneurship across all sectors. The event showcases the existing facilities and support services available to prospective young entrepreneurs in the State and also helps to orient and sensitize the youth on the entrepreneurial possibilities and the investment avenues available for creating more employment.