Kerala Startup Mission presents Idea Fest 2018

Kerala Startup Mission is set to organise the Idea Fest during the first week of April 2018. The 10th Idea Day organised by KSUM is aimed at promoting the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth of the state. This event will focus exclusively on innovative projects by students in Kerala.

Application Overview

All students who are interested in participating in the Idea Fest are first expected to submit their Stage 1 Application form, which is only an interest form. All students should also complete and submit their Stage 2 application form to be considered for selection to Idea Fest.

Stage 1 Application: Interest form

The Stage 1 Application form is open and will continue to remain open for students to make their interest submissions. All students who have submitted the Stage 1 application form will be provided guidance by KSUM to complete their Stage 2 application form through its partners ICT Academy and Rethink Foundation.

Link to Stage 1 Application Form:

Stage 2 Application: Idea Fest Application Form

The Stage 2 application form is open and only the students who complete the Stage 2 application will be considered for final selection to Idea Fest. The deadline for submission of Stage 2 application is March 4th, 2018.

Link to the Stage 2 application form: 


The applications will be vetted by IEDC nodal officers from each college. KSUM will be organising zonal events where the applicants will be able to present the idea to a panel. This panel will both shortlist the ideas with potential and provide the applicants necessary feedback for improving their idea and presentation. This step is expected to be completed in the month of March.

Idea Fest

Demo and final selection of all the shortlisted ideas will be on April 7th. The ideas which are recommended by the evaluation panel and approved by KSUM will receive funding through the Innovation Grant scheme. Read more about the scheme here:

Intimation from KSUM

Please note that all communication regarding Idea Fest which will include the status of the applications and details of the workshops and webinars which could help you with your application process will happen via emails. Ensure that you keep checking your inboxes hence.

Guidance from Rethink

All students who have submitted the interest form (Application Stage 1) will be receiving guidance from Rethink over emails. For guidance, you can also refer to the Idea Grant Wiki page of Rethink ( for more details and mail in to

Rethink Foundation is helping with the outreach for the program. Rethink is also acting as a help-desk to help students fill the application form. Shortlisting and selection will be done by experts handpicked by KSUM


You may mail your queries to one of the below email ID’s:




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