Silicon Valley To Embrace 100 Kerala Startups
On Feb 11, 2015
|Kochi: If all goes well, then start ups from Kerala village would find themselves in the fabled Silicon Valley this year. One hundred startups from Kerala could get a chance to travel to the Silicon Valley to learn about the nuances of building a billion dollar Tech Company.
“We are extremely impressed by the talent of the youngsters here as well as the kind of support that the government is extending. We will be very pleased to welcome selected start-ups, possibly 100 companies this year, to Silicon Valley and provide them an opportunity to expand and grow their business,” said Mayor of Menlo Park, California, Catherine Carlton. She is leading a three-member delegation visit to Kerala. They interacted with the officials and young entrepreneurs of Kochi Startup village incubator.
The team is on a six day tour to Kerala ahead of the signing of a historic twin city agreement between Kochi and Menlo Park, a city in California which is home to a number of technology giants including Facebook.
Reacting to this Startup Village Chairman, Sanjay Vijaykumar said, “Through this collaboration, Kochi will be able to get to the global stage and emerge as a key player in the telecom-technology sector. We aim to boost Landing Pad, a project supported by the Kerala Government at the Silicon Valley, through this new tie-up.”
A memorandum of understanding with regard to the sister-city agreement will be signed between Catherine Carlton and Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany in Trivandrum on February 11 in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The agreement aims to initiate new partnerships in educational, cultural, social and economic sectors.