Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Kerala government is working on a master plan to create a billion dollar startups campus, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.
Chandy announced this after inaugurating the distribution of Startup Boxes to 50 young mobile application developers as part of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) 2015, of which the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is the implementing agency.
Putting forward a development strategy for the state, the Chief Minister said the vibrant business environment created by the young generation entrepreneurs and experienced Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs) can transform Kerala to a developed state by 2030.
“The top student entrepreneurs, selected for the startup boxes should aim to become top startups in India within one year,” he said.
Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said they will promote all pragmatic ideas and the theme of the state was “Yes We Can” in the context of YES 2015.