Kozhikode: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) in association with by Headstart Network Foundation organized the first ‘Start-up Saturday’ at IIM Kozhikode campus. The theme of the inaugural edition of Start-up Saturday was ‘Validating Your Startup Idea’.
The first Start-up Saturday held at IIM Kozhikode campus was supported by IIMK Laboratory for Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship (IIMK LIVE). IIMK LIVE is a business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre.
The idea of Start-up Saturday has been introduced to build a platform that brings aspiring and successful entrepreneurs together. Start-up Saturday is one of India’s most popular start-up events, organized across the country at several locations by Headstart Network Foundation, a non-profit organization.
Speaking at the event, Keyoor Purani, Professor at IIM Kozhikode and Executive Director of IIMK LIVE said “Northern Kerala is fast changing in terms of its outlook to economic activities and this is the most appropriate moment to create start-up ecosystem in the city. IIMK LIVE at IIM Kozhikode is committed to promote entrepreneurship among the community on campus and the greater community and would be open to associate with those committed to similar mission”.
Meher Moosa, Center Coordinator, Kerala Start-up Mission Kozhikode and Headstart Calicut Chapter said “With this event, Headstart’s Calicut Chapter commences its activities towards building a start-up ecosystem in the city and that this event has received overwhelming response from the city with more than 300 registrations in less than a week’s time of its announcement.”
The event saw participation from more than 300 registered start-up enthusiasts. Sandith Thandasherry, CEO, NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats and Ujjwal Trivedi, Sr. Product Manager, CouponDunia.com shared their experiences with the audience. The participants deliberated and discussed on how to validate a start-up idea