"Startup to Scale up" programme, launched by Kerala Startup Mission to train startups to take off, will commence at UL Cyber Park, Kozhikode, on July 18.

This will be followed by training sessions at the Integrated Startup Complex at Kochi on July 19 and at Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, on July 20.

The programme will be led by renowned tech entrepreneur and mentor Avelo Roy, who is also Startup Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal.

Roy, Managing Director of Kolkata Ventures, is leading a programme for the first time in Kerala. He had handled similar events at leading institutions including IITs in different parts of the country, a press release said.

The programme is meant for start-ups that have completed the 'prototype' stage. They will be given orientation on a host of topics like the timing to scale up, selection of team, resource mobilisation, finance management and effective networking.

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In May, the state government of Kerala has announced a slew of attractive incentives including free incubation to encourage women-led companies, which currently account for 13% of the start-ups in Kerala.

This month only, networking major Cisco signed an MoU with the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) to bring the benefits of digital technology including Internet of Things (IoT) and data science to farming communities in Kerala, as part of its Country Digitization Acceleration (CDA) programme.


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