CSI-KSUM Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development

CSI-KSUM Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development


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About The Event

Computer Society of India, Trivandrum Chapter in association with Kerala Startup Mission and Institution of Engineers (India) is organizing a one day Seminar on Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development at Institution of Engineers Hall, Opposite Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum on Saturday, 6th February, 2016.
The objective of the program is to raise awareness on Startup initiatives and impart Entrepreneurship Development skills for budding entrepreneurs and fresh graduates from colleges. Participants attending this seminar will get insights on how to turn their innovative ideas into a startup and identify what is possible and what is not possible with incubation and what all are the financial support given by Government, Quasi government agencies and Venture capitalists in this regard.
Session Schedule

09.00-09.30 am: Registration
09.30-10.45 am: Inaugural session
                         Keynote Address – Dr. Jayasankar Prasad C., CEO, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and Director, ICFOSS

Session 1: Innovative Entrepreneurship - Current State (11.00- 12.30 pm)

Topic 1: Metamorphosis of Ideas – An expert opinion (40 Min)
             By Dr. V.Ajit Prabhu, Director, Centre for Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development (C-STED), Govt. of Kerala

Topic 2: Real Life experience of a successful startup (40 Min)
             By Mr. Anoop P. Ambika, CEO & Managing Director, Cognub Decision Solutions (aka Kreara Solutions)
                  and Secretary Group of Technology Companies (GTech), Technopark

12.30 pm: Lunch break

Session 2: Challenges in Managing a Startup (1.30 -3.00 pm)

Topic 1: How to Manage a Startup Organization? (30 Min)
             By Ms. Aardra Chandra Mouli, Co-Founder and Director, Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd.
Topic 2: Guidelines for Entrepreneurs Seeking Financial Assistance (30 Min)
             By Mrs.Lekshmi V., Chief Manager (Accounts), Innovation Centre, Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC)

Topic 3: Financial Arenas available for a Startup (30 Min)
             By Mr.Jinesh Mathew, Head, Business Incubation Centre, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Kochi
                  Mr.Praveen Oommen Thomas, Business Development Officer, Innovative Financing & Women Entrepreneurship Mission, KSIDC

3.00 pm: Tea break

3.15-4.15pm: Valedictory Function & Feedback session
                    Valedictory Address - Prof. (Dr.) M. Abdul Rahiman, Pro Vice Chancellor,  APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

4.15pm: Distribution of Certificates

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