31 Startup Founders From 6 States On Visit To Silicon Valley

During their week-long stay till June 24, the students will visit other valley landmarks,including offices of Google, Intel, Silicon Valley Bank, Freshworks, Zendesk and Bootup Ventures; and attend startup workshops at the North Eastern University and Google Launchpad. 

Leading entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Rajeev Madhavan will share with the students his insights on building two multi-hundred million dollar technology startups. 

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is sponsoring 19 of the students as part of its international programme for startups. 

"If we are to build a world-class startup ecosystem in India, as is our goal, our entrepreneurs need to get first-hand experience of global best practices. 

KSUM's international programme is intended for promising young founders to have that experience and increase their level of confidence while in college itself so they get an early startup" said Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO, KSUM. 

The Startup Village Collective SV.CO, a first-of-its-kind digital platform with a mission is to build a world class learning platform for students to become startup professionals and explore their full potential in life. 

"The Silicon Valley visit is to give the students a world class global exposure very early in life so that they can be more confident, motivated and get the ability to dream bigger than ever before as they immerse in the startup culture in Silicon Valley" said Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village Collective.

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Source: PTI