Government of Kerala

The Indus Entrepreneurs to launch Kerala Angel Network

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) will open their first ever branch in Kerela, called Kerala Angel Network on November 18th and 19th this year. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship throughout the world. The amount The Indus Entrepreneurs will invest on its Kerala branch is yet to be decided. Rajesh Nair, TiE Kerala president, said at a press conference that the formation of Kerala Angel Network would serve as the primary source for funding at the seed and start-up stages for companies and start-up entrepreneurs in Kerala and to some extent the rest of India as well. Read more on Investments

The theme for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) conference 2016 at Kerala is ‘Building a Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ which is aimed at understanding the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and identifying the gaps in the existing startup ecosystem. Parallel sessions, pitch fest and start-up pavilion are the major highlights of this year’s conference and will be attended by more than hundred experienced speakers. It is expected to be a multi-track event with forty sessions running across five concurrent tracks. It would include important sessions on Internet of things, responsible tourism, life sciences and bio-technology, reinventing agriculture and food processing, social entrepreneurship and growth – coaching sessions.

The conference will be an opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to connect with the leaders in established companies. Some of the key speakers at the conference will be Ronnie Screwvala (founder and CEO of UTV Group), Ravi Venkitesh (chairman of Bank of Baroda), Lakshmi Narayanan (chairman and ex – CEO of Cognizant) and Nibha Namboodiri, the first woman mahout of Kerala.

Startups in India are bouncing back from the brink thanks to PM, Narendra Modi’s schemes like ‘Stand up India Start up India’ and ‘Make in India’. The startups in India would boom and contribute immensely to the Indian economy’s growth if they are incubated properly and taught important technical know – hows. A global organization like The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), coming forward to incubate startups in India and to improve the startup ecosystem in India is a heartening sign. Improving the Indian startup ecosystem by bridging the gaps in it will do a world of good to Indian startups and will help them to grow and become popular. Startups in India need all the help they can get to contribute to the Indian economy’s growth and to become a globally recognized and useful brand. Read more on Startup News

The Indus Entrepreneurs to launch Kerala Angel Network
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