For the first time in Kerala, Kerala Startup Mission (Technopark TBI) is conducting Forte Workshop in association with UNCTAD-Empretec India , a  3 day  residential workshop for the students who are interested in Entrepreneurial activities under the startup Leadership Training Scheme of Government of Kerala . The workshop is scheduled on 15th ,16th and 17th of June at  Mohandas College of Engineering  & Technology and the follow up of the workshop will be on  July 25th  and August 29th  2015. The workshop is UN –certified. The total number of participants is limited to 30.

The aim of the workshop is to promote a culture of leadership through entrepreneurship in young, creative and high potential aspiring entrepreneur-students pursuing regular education in colleges in India in partnership with AIESEC.

Salient Features of the workshop is:-

i) Aspiring entrepreneur-students between 16 and 23 years of age;

ii) Behavioral dimensions of entrepreneurship researched by UNCTAD made available through on-going interactive sessions on entrepreneurship as career;

iii) Methodology transferred from entrepreneur-leaders through role-plays, practical and experiential learning modules;

iv) Demonstrations and hands-on experience in industrial setups benchmarked worldwide for their standards of innovation and quality;

v) Senior officials from Enterprise Branch of UNCTAD, Geneva interact with Forté members from time to time and present case studies of high social impact projects developed by the Empretec community worldwide;

vi) Community development events in India and overseas organized jointly by Empretec and AIESEC;

vii) Exceptionally suitable members being selected to represent the Empretec India programme as Envoys or Associate Programme Facilitators;

The participation fee for students from colleges affiliated as Startup BootCamps will be borne by Technopark TBI. Particpation fee is applicable for students from Non-BootCamp Colleges.

The last date for registration is on 28th May 2015.

For more details on the programme and for participation please Contact, Mr Vishal B, Assistant Technical Officer, Technopark TBI. Mob: 9447788422,


NASSCOM EMERGE Forum: Why Service Companies can benefit from Product initiatives?

NASSCOM in association with Kerala Startup Mission  are pleased to invite you to our 40th session of NASSCOM EMERGE Forum  at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

In this interactive brainstorming session we will discuss how a service company can benefit from product initiatives. We talk the why, what and how of getting started on products.

  • Differences between Services and Products
  • Service Think vs Product Think
  • Marketing Challenges for Services vs Products
  • What is a Product Initiative
  • Can Service companies benefit from products?
  • How do you Bootstrap a product initiative in your company?
  • How do you align your product initiatives to benefit services
  • How can you do an Innovation Sprint?
  • How can you conduct a Product Sprint?

Date & Time:19 May 2015 Tuesday,0930 hrs – 1200 hrs

Venue: Malabar Hall, Park Centre, Technopark, Trivandrum

Click here to Register online

Who Should Attend?

  • CEO’s & Sr. Mgt
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Folks

About the Speaker

Dorai Thodla is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded two companies in India and two in US. Starting as a consulting company, his companies moved from services to products and augmented products with services. He currently helps companies bootstrap product initiatives, advises companies on product and market strategies (mostly selling in US). He strongly believes that building a product innovation culture in a company will help services businesses. His company tracks several emerging technology trends including Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing and opportunity mapping. He spends half his time in US and the other half in India.

In addition to running a product company, he is part of:

1. NASSCOM Mentoring Group in Chennai

2. Started and runs the Start-up Special Interest Group at TiE Chennai

3. Mentors a few product companies

4. Chief mentor of an Innovation Cell at an Engineering college in Chennai

5. Codes for fun when he has free time and spends a lot of time mentoring students

We look forward to your valuable participation

Learn to Code: Raspberry Pi Distribution Programme by Government of Kerala- A progress report.

Government of Kerala has taken the lead and launched the initiative called “Learn to Code”. The initiative has been kick started through the Raspberry Pi Distribution Programme. Under this programme Government of Kerala distributed 2500 Raspberry Pi Kits to selected school students. The selection of the students was based on an online test conducted by IT@School exclusively for the 8th standard students. The programme is implemented by Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) in association with IT@School and Startup Village.

IT@School is entrusted with the responsibility of giving training on Raspberry Pi to the students. The 43 Master trainers of IT@School and 84 resource persons of IT@School were identified to impart Raspberry Pi training to students across the state. This mechanism will be utilized for future distribution and training.

Initially two 2 day hands on training workshop were given to the 43 master trainers of IT@school. In the month of April after the master trainers training, they imparted training to 84 resource persons of IT@School. The master trainers along with the resource persons have given training to all the 2522 Raspberry Pi winners.

Prior to the student training programme a 3 episode video telecast on Raspberry Pi was aired through the VICTERS channel. This was mainly to create awareness among the students.

An exclusive study material on Raspberry Pi was also prepared. A 50 page booklet comprising of the basics on Raspberry Pi, installation and few experiments can be downloaded in the link shown below.

Raspi Study Material (The basic study material in pdf format)

The programme has been well received by the students and the response from the students is positive and they have requested for more such workshops.

Technopark TBI would like to congratulate the master trainers and resource persons of IT@School and VICTERS channel for their valiant effort.

Here are some projects developed by the students.


Management Development Programme for Startups

Kerala Start-Up Mission (formerly Technopark TBI) in association with India Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIM-K) is organising a 5 day residential Management Development Programme on Aspire Change and Transform
(ACT) for Startup Companies from 22nd -26th  June 2015. This programme would addresses the significant competency gaps of the startup entrepreneurs (CXO’s) and empower them to meet the challenges while scaling up their business enterprises to the next level.

The objective of the MDP is to equip the participants about notches behind the transformation of a startup enterprise into a genuine scalable business model.

Date : 22nd -26th  June 2015 (Monday to Friday)

Venue: IIM Kozhikode

Duration: 5 days, residential

Participation Fee: Free. The program fees would cover program reading material, food and accommodation, and certificate of participation.However the participants should manage the logistics and bear the travel expenses by themselves.

A maximum of 2 participants from a company is allowed to participate in the training programme.


Interested Startups are requested to register here


Last date for registering May 22, 2015 5:00pm