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9 Startups Chosen At KSUM Event To Boost Entrepreneurship Among Women

The hybrid meet was inaugurated on Wednesday by Additional Skill Acquisition Programme CMD Dr Usha Titus, IAS (retd).

A two-day event organised by Kerala Start-up Mission, selected nine startups for funding aimed at boosting core female participation in various businesses.

Women Startup Summit 3.0, organised by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), announced a grant of Rs five lakh each to Beena P S (OmicsGenLifeSciences), Sonia Mohandas (Waterchips Techno Solutions), Mariyam Vidhu Vijayan (Crink), Sunitha Faizal (Celebees Technologies), Nimisha J Vadakkan (Acemoney), Nisary Mahesh (Hubwords), Ashwathy Venugopal (Avasarshala), Jeesh Venmarath (C-DISC Technologies) and Silpa P A (Nanograph).

The hybrid meet was inaugurated on Wednesday by Additional Skill Acquisition Programme CMD Dr Usha Titus, IAS (retd).

“Women should not wait for concessions; instead they must propose quality entrepreneurial projects that can provide immense service to customers,” she had said.

Subsequent speakers, overall, noted that the present digital age heralds increased opportunities to women entrepreneurs. A Women Entrepreneurs Networking Meet was addressed, among others, by Sheela Kochouseph of V-Star Creations and Deputy Commissioner of Police Aishwarya Dongre.

The summit, with Rise to Equal Post-Pandemic Era’ as the title, chiefly held an Innovation Challenge section.

Addressed by around 40 experts, including Srimathi Shivashankar (HCL Technologies) and former Dutch hockey player-coach Sjoerd Marijne, from within the country and abroad, the meet featured seven panel discussions on domains such as entrepreneurship, economy and technology.

KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

(PTI)

Source: Business World

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