Enabling startups to convert their ideas into technology-based ventures

Huddle Global, Asia’s largest tech conclave, opens vast partnership opportunities for startups in Kerala’s robust ecosystem

Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Fintech, Edutech, life sciences, space tech, health tech, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IOT), e-governance and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) will be the key areas which the Huddle Global will bring up for deliberations. Billed as Asia’s largest tech conclave, Huddle Global is organized by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), got underway in the Kerala capital.

The conclave brings together startup founders, mentors, industry leaders and heads of government departments, opening up vast partnership opportunities for the startups in the state’s robust ecosystem. The first day of the meet has 100 startups pitching ideas.

Grand Kerala Startup Challenge

More than 3,000 participants, from India and abroad, seeking business, investment, and partnership opportunities are attending the meet. The conclave offers immense opportunities for the startups to pitch their ideas and products before industry leaders and investors looking for homegrown technologies and willing to provide financial and institutional back-up for nascent firms to take off and scale up.

The winner of the ‘Grand Kerala Startup Challenge’, a highlight of the event, will be declared before the meet concludes. The winner will get Rs 50 lakh as prize. The event features keynote sessions, leadership talks, tech talks, startup demo, fireside chat, speed dating with investors, industry challenges, startup pitching and other business and investment-oriented activities. It will have the presence of more than 3,000 startups, around 200 mentors, 70-plus investors and more than 50 exhibitors.

India’s biggest networking platform for entrepreneurs

The country’s biggest networking platform for entrepreneurs aims to build an ecosystem that enables entrepreneurs from even rural areas to convert their ideas into technology-based ventures.

As part of the event, KSUM has also organized a Round-table discussion focusing on promoting socially relevant startups.  KSUM, the nodal agency of the Kerala Government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state, has been organising ‘Huddle Kerala’ since 2018.

The December 15-16 event is also set to witness the release of the Kerala Startup Ecosystem Report 2022 that lists the 30 leading startups under KSUM and details out the various initiatives of KSUM which help in creating a better ecosystem for the startups and venture capitalists in the State. Key speakers at the two-day event include country include representatives from Switzerland and Austria.

Sanjeev Ramachandran

A journalist with 23 years of experience, Sanjeev has worked with reputed media houses such as Business Standard, The Ne More »

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