Kerala has a unique combination of assets. The coastal state, with its logistical and maritime advantage, has a rich talent in engineering design and fabrication. The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)’s Digital Hub, unveiled online by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister at Kalamassery in Kochi on 18th September 2021, seeks to benefit from these distinctive assets. It is also the state government’s latest in a series of moves to democratise digital design and fabrication.

The Digital Hub will function as a one-stop facility for all product design and development activities for software and hardware components. This will involve a range of…

Get Hired! or Hire — KSUM presents Hireathon, a virtual recruitment drive for startups and talents under one roof.

The covid-19 pandemic saw no decline in hiring in the startups, and the trend is set to continue. About 72% of startup founders said the pace of hiring will increase this year despite the pandemic, according to a survey by debt fund InnoVen Capital.

Startups in the logistics, deep technology, digital media, and e-commerce domains are more optimistic about new hiring this year. …


Here is an exciting opportunity for students to be a member of the #KSUM IEDC Network.
Giving wings to your entrepreneurship dreams by applying here


Kerala Startup Mission is now OPEN for its 2nd Cohort of applications from the Aspiring entrepreneurs for the Fail Fast or Succeed (FFS) Pre Incubation program.

FFS Pre Incubation Cohort 2

What is FFS Pre Incubation?

FFS Pre Incubation is a program designed by Kerala Startup Mission to promote anyone with an innovative idea to understand the rate of success/failure of the idea by consulting / interacting with Mentors and Industry experts in the field of Technology, Business, & Finance. This is designed in such a way that Technology, Operations and Market of the idea is discussed, thought about and reworked. …

Young, talented and energetic founding teams at Kerala Startup Mission is in need of mentorship.

We are looking to match mentors with startups across several industry segments and functional areas. Some of the more popular segments are fintech, ecommerce, robotics, biotech etc…

Startup Mentor Programe

Come and be part of one of the biggest Startup Mentor Network. For more details visit


K-DISC Chairman K M Abraham to inaugurate RINK to bring in cutting-edge ideas, innovations

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is launching this Wednesday a digital
platform that will bring together research institutions, nascent firms, investors, industry and government agencies to facilitate commercial spaces for cutting-edge research products.
Called Research Innovation Network (RINK), the endeavour, which envisions translation of research products into successful commercial ventures, will be inaugurated by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council Chairman Dr K M Abraham.

Mr C Balagopal, founder of blood bag manufacturers Terumo Penpol, will deliver the keynote address at the February 24 function slated to…

Appathon 2021

For any startup ecosystem to flourish, industry should handhold the startup from the front end. With this objective, Hitachi India and KSUM joined hands together to conduct APPATHON

What is the challenge all about?

To identify startup who can develop app based solutions that promote innovations in SME business.

Who can Participate?

Any startups registered with DPIIT, India

If not registered pls visit:

For more details visit :


The sixth edition of ‘Seeding Kerala’ by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) will be held this week as a two-day virtual event, seeking to create better awareness about angel investment and encourage high net-worth individuals to fund the nascent firms in the state.

The February 12–13 meet will facilitate startups to interact with potential investors.

The focus this time will be on start-up ecosystems beyond the tier-1 cities of the country. The spirit of Seeding Kerala 2021 will be in tune with Startup Bharat, aiming to promote investments in second-rung cities and towns.

The event will accommodate 150 participants from the…

November 16 to 20, 2020

Kerala Startup Mission in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Network is hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week from 16–20 November 2020. Connect with various startup stakeholders around the world by being a part of this global event.

Register here:

EDP for Women Entrepreneurs

Nov 17: Opportunities in Germany for Kerala Startups

Kerala Startup Mission is inviting applications from startups for Innovation Grant (Idea and Productisation). Selected startups will receive a grant of up to 7 lakhs INR.

Kerala Startup Innovation Drive 2020

Last date: November 5, 2020
Apply at

Don’t miss the opportunity…..


Kerala Startup Mission

Nodal agency under the Government of Kerala for promoting innovation & entrepreneurship

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