KSUM’s international women’s day celebrations : Women Tech makers Cochin on March 10th & Rails Girl Kochi on March 11th.

We KSUM celebrating International Women’s Day by throwing a big celebration for women in the tech communities in Kochi. Once a year, Google Women TechMakers, Rails Girls and other women in tech organizations get together for one big bash. You don’t want to miss this unique networking event!

1. WomenTechMakers Cochin is hosting the IWD’18 as a part of International Women’s Day celebration on March 10, 2018, at KTIZ.

Google Women TechMakers Cochin Chapter is hosting IWD’18 to celebrate International Women’s Day. We invite all genders to join us on March 10th at the Maker Village, KITZ to celebrate and support the diversity in the technological industry. All passionate people out there join us to get learn, interact and have fun 🙂

Venue : KTIZ, Kochi
Time : 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Date : March 10

Register here: http://bit.ly/wtmciwd18
Registration is mandatory.


2. Rails Girls Workshop is a global movement/event organized across the world to encourage more girls to choose and stay in a career of software development. Rails is a good choice for them as its a full stack framework and it allows the students to experience a-z of web development and have a functioning web application. Rails Girls Kochi is organized by Kerala Ruby User Group and Student Developer Society.



Rails Girls workshop are organized with a more 1-2-1 approach where for a team of 3 or 4 students will have a coach (who is an experienced professional). The coach will then take the students through the syllabus. This approach ensures that the students get the full benefit of the professional’s experience.

Proposed Schedule
08:00 – 09:00 | Registration + Swag Distribution + tea
09:00 – 09:30 | Inauguration + Giving instruction to the attendees
09:30 – 12:30 | Split up into the team and work in Ruby on Rails (1-2-1) with mentors
12:30 – 01:30 | Lunch Break
01:30 – 01:45 | Ice Breaker
01:45 – 02:30 | Keynote address
02:30 – 04:00 | workshop continues
04:00 – 04:30 | Tea break + networking
04:30 – 05:00 | Coach/Mentor wraps up their discussion
05:00 – 05:30 | Signing off, by giving common instructions on how to take this forward

Venue : KTIZ, Kochi
Time : 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Date : March 11

LINK: http://railsgirls.com/kochi-2018.html


Raspberry JAM Trivandrum on March 4th

D29DAD9A-80C7-4EB4-87A0-853D4826CED8Here is Kerala’s very first Raspberry Jam event !!!
Raspberry Jams are community-led events run by volunteers to share knowledge, learn new things and meet fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, digital makers and coders.


Sun, March 4, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST


Meetup Cafe
Kerala Startup Mission
Trivandrum, Kerala 695543

Topics Covered

Intro to IoT
Intro to microcontrollers
Intro to Arduino
Intro to SBC
Intro to Raspberry Pi
Pi hardware overview
Using Pi as a computer
Intro to Linux
Intro to Shell
Writing Python program
Remotely controlling Pi
Awesome stuff with Pi

Register Here

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship programme 2018

The FOSSEE (https://fossee.in/) project based at IIT Bombay has introduced the FOSSEE Fellowship programme. Students from colleges can apply for the same. The students are required to register and complete certain screening tasks. All submissions will be evaluated and candidates will be shortlisted for the fellowship. Selected candidates will work on various projects here at IIT Bombay, for a duration of 8 weeks.

For more details and registration, please visit: https://fossee.in/fellowship. The last date for registration is 9 March 2018.

Idea Fest 2018: Application Stats

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.

The Stage 1 Application form is an interest form that opened on 25 January 2018. The form will be open until March 4, 2018, and students interested in Idea Fest may still apply. Link to Stage 1 Application Form: http://bit.ly/ideafestform1

As on 18 February, the interest form has been completed by 1017 students from various colleges of the state. As on date, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, SCT College of Engineering, Trivandrum and GEC Barton Hill, Trivandrum are leading the table in terms of application count.

The college wise break up of applications (Stage 1) received so far are as below.

Amal Jyothi College Of Engineering, Kanjirapalli 89
Sreechitra Thirunal College Of Engineering, Pappanamcode. 69
GEC Barton Hill 68
GEC Thrissur 46
Sahrdaya College Of Engineering And Technology, Kodakara 40
Rajagiri School Of Engineering And Technology, Kakkanad 30
Jyothi Engg College, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur 29
Lourdes Matha College Of Science And Technology 28
College Of Engineering Chengannur 22
TOCH Institute Of Science And Technology, 18
UKF College Of Engineering And Technology, Kollam 16
College Of Engineering Pathanapuram 15
College Of Engineering And Management, Punnapra 14
Vidya Academy Of Science And Technology, Thrissur 14
College Of Engineering Trivandrum 13
Sreepathy Institute Of Management And Technology, Vavanoor 13
Royal College Of Engineering And Technology, Akkikkavu 12
Thejus Engineering College, Vellerakkad, Thrissur 12
All Other Colleges Combined 417



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: http://bit.ly/ideafestform1

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: http://bit.ly/ideafestform2 


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: https://startupmission.kerala.gov.in/pages/ideaday

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 (bit.ly/rethinkideagrant) for more details and mail in to volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in

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:

KSUM: ideafest@startupmission.in

Rethink: volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in