Kerala Startup Mission seeking applications from Startup Communities for its Community Partnership Program

Last date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Detailed Description

The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is inviting applications from Startup Communities for Startup Communities Development and Partnership Programmes (SCPDP) 2020.

The new community programme aims for identifying and pooling in more potential startups for KSUM, who are outside the radar of KSUM and to identify value adding stakeholders to this startup eco system. It is primarily and out bounding activity.

KSUM has won the Top Performer Accolades in developing a strong startup ecosystem in the State by ‘startupindia’, DPIIT, Government of India. There is no doubt that the Startup Communities play bigger roles in boosting the startup culture and harmony in the society.

This year KSUM is inviting proposals from startup communities who have been engaged in promoting entrepreneurs, pursuing startup evangelization activities and value adding the startup fraternity in any means.

Focus Areas & Expectations

  • Startup evangelization activities exposing KSUM Schemes & Support Programmes. Preference to student startup and women startups motivation & encouragement. KSUM expects a strong pipeline of potential and investible startups from and outside Kerala, who wish to start their venture in Kerala.
  • Pooling of Mentors and Mentor Connect or Providing Mentorship during startup phases of Prototyping, Product development, business growth or scaling up and /or Investor Connects in co-ordination with KSUM. KSUM expects to enlarge mentor pool by 3 times this year, which can be used by all startups in Kerala through KSUM. The mentors should be at least 12-15 years of combined experienced being entrepreneurs and industry experts.
  • Handholding with at least 25 potential startups throughout their entrepreneurial journey for a year along with KSUM and to update them with possible value additions, supports, partnerships happening in the Indian /Global Startup Ecosystem including Seed Investments, Corporate Co, Institutions etc. KSUM expects to disseminate the state/national/global startup ecosystem updates to reach all startups in Kerala and they reap benefits upon it.
  • Scouting and pooling potential startups for KSUM specific programmes like IPOs, Women Entrepreneurships, Fablabs & Futurelabs, Global Connects, IPRs, Technology Licensing & Commercialisation etc by creating pipelines or handholding sub activities. KSUM expects to identify more technology innovative startups and to offer services.

Funding Information

  • The programme offers Community Grant of Rs.3 Lakhs/year as per the performance of the communities in 2-3 installments.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The community should be registered in Kerala.
  • NGO or Not Profit Company is preferred.


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