One day seminar on “Free Software Buiness – New Paradigm for Technology Entrepreneurship with Free Software”

Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) in association with Society for Promoting Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) Kerala is organizing a one day seminar on Free Software Business – New Paradigm for Technology Entrepreneurship with Free Software on Monday, March 30th at 11:00am in Travancore Hall, Park Centre, Technopark​.

The seminar will have sessions by 4 eminent Speakers namely

1. Mr Abhas Abhinav, Founder, DeepRoot Linux

Mr Abhas Abhinav, who, in August 2000, founded DeepRoot Linux, a Bangalore-based GNU/Linux free software business, to quench his passion to work on free and open source software (FOSS) and to develop an entire ecosystem of products, solutions and support around FOSS.

2. Mr Rushabh Mehta, Founder ERPNext/ Frappe Technologies

ERPNext helps small businesses worldwide (in more than 60 countries now) to manage their operations better, to give them better insight into what is happening in their companies and become more efficient. The product itself is free and we make money by providing cloud hosting and other services around the product.

3. Mr Gautam Shankar, CEO, GESInfotek

GES Infotek Pvt Ltd ( formerly known as Wins Infotek Pvt Ltd) is a subsidiary of Global Equipment Services (GES Inc.) a San Jose, US based company working in Design engineering, Contract manufacturing, Field service Engineering. Our company was started in Technology Park, Trivandrum, India in the year 2005.

4. Mr Arun Raj, CEO, Orisys India Consultancy Services

Founded in 2008, Orisys India Consultancy Services LLP is a global IT consultancy services focused on providing high-quality, high-value solutions to clients in large, medium and small segments

Those who are interested may register for the session by clicking in the below link

Orisys to digitize 7500 libraries in Kerala

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Orisys Consultancy Services LLP, a company incubated in Technopark Technology Business Incubator Initiates modernization of 7500 libraries in Kerala. The project is being done in association with Kerala State Library Council (KSLC).  The Kerala State Library Council (KSLC) is going in for a much-needed modernization drive, making it possible for readers in any part of the world to search and locate books in the 7,500 libraries which come under it. The Online Integrated Library Management Solution is inaugurated on March 20 by Ms Sugathakumari, renowned Poetess and environmentalist at Government Guest House, Thycaud, Trivandrum and the detailed catalogs of all books will soon be available on the website

Once this system is implemented, the public can search and locate the books that they want. Some of our libraries have rare books in their collection, which are valuable as reference materials. In addition to the main website, each library will have a separate homepage and they will be provided separate logins. They can edit and customize their home pages. The back-end operations, including the cataloging, have been started and the entire collection will be up online in a few weeks. Its one of the worlds largest movement towards the modernization and digitization of libraries

Koha- an open source Integrated Library System is being used for bringing the  7500 libraries under one roof.


“Set your standards high” says Mr C Balagopal, Founder Terumo Penpol

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Meet the Mentor with Mr C Balagopal, Founder Terumo Penpol was held on March 21, in Malabar Hall Technopark. Meet the Mentor is a series of mentoring sessions organized by Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) wherein startups and students interact with eminent entrepreneurs in the country.

In the session Mr Balagopal narrated stories on efforts, hardship & success that he faced while setting up the company. He also explained about the various incidents that he had to encounter and also how he tackled it.

To summarize: the 5 tips from the mentor to entrepreneurs and startups were:

  1. Set your standards high
  2. Create a culture of risk taking within the organisation
  3. Create a culture of spreading bad news within the company faster
  4. Building trust/ good relation among the team members
  5. Rising from the fall

There was an interaction session subsequently wherein various aspects like team building, funding, networking and specific questions on Japanese partners were discussed.

Session by Dr Aruna Chandrasekharan

Technopark TBI in association with Centre for Development activities is arranging a session on “Role of Incubators in successful Business Entrepreneurship India vs The West ” by Dr Aruna Chandrasekharan on March 20th at 12:00pm at Malabar Hall, Park Center, Technopark.

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Kindly confirm your participation by registering in the link given below.

YuMakathon: The maker movement begins

Technopark Technology business Incubator (T-TBI) in association with YuMake started the first Maker workshop in Technopark on March 15. 25 participants from various parts of Kerala are attending the session.

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The session provides  the participants to have an hands on experience on 3D printers , CNC machines and other fabrication/prototyping hardware as well as software. The lead trainers are Mr Paul Anand, CEO, Biotz Intelligent Systems and Mr Puneet, a post graduate from IIIT Madras.

The 2 days  workshop will conclude on March 16th.

SAP Startup focus advices Technopark incubatees to focus more on product startups

Mr Suraj Sudhi, Lead Startup management SAP in his session on the topic “Scaling a disruptive enterprise product startup”  explained on the importance of having a product startup and the methods to be adopted for the succesful development of it.

The session was held at Travancore Hall, Technopark on March 13 and was organised by Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) in association with SAP Startup focus.Mr Suraj also gave an introduction to SAP HANA and detailed about the various startup initiatives offered by SAP Startup focus.

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Mr Suraj is leading the startup engagement as part of the SAP Startup Focus program. He has over 10 years of experience at SAP and has worked in various divisions and roles at SAP primarily in the development, product management, marketing functions. In this role, Suraj is responsible for engaging with startups, bringing them on board the Startup Focus program and working closely with them to facilitate their success with SAP customers. Suraj has 7 patents to his name.

Startup focus is a virtual accelerator program executed by SAP targeting innovative companies in the Big Data, real time analytics, IOT spaces that helps them to use SAP ‘s breakthrough in-memory big data platform SAP HANA for building powerful solutions and help them reach out to SAP’s installed customer base.