Kerala has long been the recipient of the “most literate state in India” tag for almost two decades now. The inherent literary culture that developed from Kerala is also undeniable, with many of India’s best-known contemporary writers hailing from the land known as God’s Own Country.
To augment the state’s people’s instinctive desire to imbibe new skills and forms of knowledge in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Technopark TUC/TBI has taken new strides in this direction. A very innovative initiative by Technopark TBI/ TUC to spread the message of innovation and entrepreneurship to the student community of Kerala is a roadshow campaign branded as “I am an Entrepreneur”. TechnoFIRST, our network partner is actively partnering in this initiative of Technopark TUC. The proposed road show serves to spread the message of Innovation and Entrepreneurship across the state of Kerala.
The ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ campaign will be flagged of tentatively from Technopark in the 3rd week of August , 2009. There will be three branded vehicles for the campaign which will start simultaneously from three locations across Kerala and traversing across the length and breadth of the state.
The publicity for the project will be carried out in leading dailies and other forms of media, both electronic and print and aims to create awareness among the entrepreneurs and generating global attention to the movement. The ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ campaign would thus include Road Shows, seminars, and awareness videos which generates serious interest amongst the erudite and the common man.
Technopark TBI aims to receive innovative technology ideas from students across Engineering Colleges, Technical Schools and from from Rural Innovators. During the campaign T-shirts bearing the punch line ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ ,campaign brochures/fliers, Survey sheets, Brochures will be distributed. Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps will be organised at strategic locations and rural areas as part of the roadshow
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The Global Final was held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.
The winner will be announced on the day of the competition and will receive a minimum of $250,000 seed money. The winner will also receive professional feedback and mentorship from both DFJ and Cisco.
Innoz, a student startup, is the first offsite incubated company by Technopark TBI. Innoz Technologies operates in the extension centre of T-TBI with the support of EDC in LBS College of Engineering and they are functioning there.This startup has been initiated for the need of brilliance and innovation in the software field mainly focusing on 3 fields namely mobile ,internet and new media. The team extended the company to more domains other than web and application development, they set out to opt mobile field, which has now evolved into what sits at the core of the Innoz system
The four students Deepak Ravindran,Abhinav Sree,Ashwin Nath and Mohammed Hisamuddin from Lbs college of Engineering,Kasaragod,Kerala,the founders behind this venture are already feeling tremendous responsibility on their young but strong shoulders and are happy that all four played each of their roles very well in these hard but fun filled startup days.
The company had managed top ranking in the TATA NEN Hottest Startup Awards, and had successfully entered into the Elevator Pitch for Economic Times-Power of Ideas.
Innoz focus has been on rich mobile & web applications. Their initial product, SMSGYAN, an innovative text messaging interface for trivia/definitions over SMS, in short time had got wide media coverage & recognition from leading technology blogs.
The prestigious Global Business Plan Competition, co-sponsored by US-based venture capitalist Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and networking and communications technology major Cisco, is for university and business school students.In addition to the financial investment awarded to the winner, DFJ and Cisco will assist all the 16 finalists to take their projects forward.The only other finalist with an India link is Husk Power, floated by students of Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
The Innoz project is an SMS text messaging interface for trivia and other information for the Indian cell phone subscribers.
‘People without an Internet connection or a dictionary can send an SMS, GYAN YOUR SEARCH WORD OR TERM to 09894974926. The answer will appear on the sender’s mobile,’ said Innoz co-founder and chief executive Deepak Ravindran.
‘We will make a live presentation in a teleconference for 20 minutes from DFJ’s Bangalore office,’ he added. The judges will be in the US.
Their latest entry before DFJ-Cisco competition was into iAccelerator – a Silicon Valley style mentoring program at IIM-Ahmedabad .