KSIDC’s Young Entrepreneurs Summit on September 12, 2017


ksiTrivandrum: The third edition of Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES 3D 2017) is being organised by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, (KSIDC) the premier Industrial and Investment promotion agency of the state, will be held on 12th September 2017 at Le Meridien Kochi.

The logo and website of YES 3D -2017, the 3rd edition of Young Entrepreneur Summit were unveiled by A.C. Moideen, Minister for Industries, Sports and Youth affairs.

The summit will be titled“YES-3D” wherein the theme would be Disrupt, Discover and Develop. (Disrupt an existing Process, Discover an alternate technology, Develop better product/ service). The third edition of YES, namely YES 3D -2017 is spearheaded by KSIDC with an objective of fostering the growth of entrepreneurship in young minds, and promoting an enabling environment for entrepreneurship across all sectors. YES 3D – 2017 will be a strong platform for incubators, startups, angels, founders of successful startups, businessmen, and venture capitalists etc. from across the country to meet and exchange ideas. Apart from this YES 3D-2017 will also offer guidance on facilitating policy support, Infrastructure development, Incubation facilitation, financial assistance scheme and Mentoring Support.

At YES 3D, parallel sessions will be held on Agro, Food Processing, Sustainable Technologies, and Biotechnology/Bio Medical & Future Technologies. Also a much needed session on Start Up India initiatives and schemes is also being planned where senior officials from Start Up India team will interact with the start-up aspirants in the State. An exhibition by student entrepreneurs showcasing a slew of innovative ideas will also form part of the event- says Dr Beena IAS , MD KSIDC.

A session on Start-Up India initiatives and schemes is also being planned where senior officials from Start-Up India team will interact with the Start Up aspirants in the State

Kerala has been promoting the entrepreneurial culture among the young generation for the last couple of years. The Start up initiatives has been implemented in the State long back much before the Start up Policies were announced by Government of India. The most talented youth of Kerala have been leaving the State in pursuit of better career options, and many of them have become successful entrepreneurs outside the State. This loss is irreparable in a Knowledge Economy where people and ideas are more important than land or capital. To realize the true potential of Kerala, this ‘brain drain’ needs to be reversed. By smoothly integrating the technological and creative skills of youth to solve the contemporary problems, the State aspires to kick-start an entrepreneurial culture, which contributes to increased knowledge, wealth and employment. Government’s endeavour is to build an entrepreneurial society in Kerala with a single consciousness by leveraging technology in bridging the gaps between different layers of the society, with a pro-active sense of social responsibility.

Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES) is aimed at instilling entrepreneurship in the minds of students and youth of Kerala. This novel venture by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) under the aegis of Industries Department, aims to establish God’s Own Country as a vibrant destination of Start-up Entrepreneurs. The summit will provide the ideal platform for prospective young / student innovators in the state to interact with successful Start-Ups, Venture Capitalists, Mentors in specific core competent sectors from across the country.

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