VR has proved to be a breakthrough technology for a variety of industries to improve their customer experience. This interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, holds enormous potential to change the future for a number of fields, including the world of retail. However, in the absence of reliable instructions supported with experience, those who want to try out this technology are still hesitant to move forward with it.
BuildNext is a Kerala based start-up working on elevating the customer experience in construction industry using technology. Its experience centres are Virtual Reality-enabled, and it is one of the first commercial applications of VR outside of gaming sector.
• VR intro and history
• A case for VR
• VR@ BuildNext
• What’s working for us
• What’s yet to work
• What do we expect nextSession
· Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce (Mr Gopikrishnan V, Founder of BuildNext )Date & Place
5 PM, 13th June, 2018 | NASSCOM, 10000 Startups warehouse, Infopark, KochiAbout Speaker
Mr. Gopikrishnan V is the founder of the internet based building material procurement platform, BuildNext. He graduated B.Arch (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur, winning the presitigious ‘B.C. Roy Gold Medal’ for the Best Outgoing Student. He further went on to do his post-graduation from IIM Bangalore. He is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India, and a LEED accredited professional.Registration
Registration is free but seats are limited.
Nipah Help to inform public on virus and precautionary measures
The Kozhikode district administration has developed a mobile-friendly application, Nipah Help, to disseminate authentic information about Nipah virus and precautionary measures adopted in the district.
The app has been developed in association with Kerala Startup Mission.
It can be downloaded through a simple method after saving the mobile number of the Health Department (+91 7592808182) on the device of the user.
Nipah Help can also be downloaded from Play Store (official app store for Android operating system) or App Store (digital distribution platform, developed and maintained by Apple Inc.) or from NipahApp.Qkopy.com
The app will provide all relevant information on Nipah virus through messages. The public can also call the helpline 0495- 2376063.
The app was developed by Qkopy Kerala Startup Mission that functions at UL Cyber Park in Kozhikode.
KSUM is conducting a workshop on ‘Revenue Model and Pricing Strategy’ on 25th May at Meetup Café, Kerala Startup Mission, Technopark, Trivandrum. The speaker for the programme is Mr.Vinod Keni, Partner – Artha Venture Fund, Co-Founder, Peachtree Mgmt Advisors, Fintech SIG, TiE Mumbai
Speaker Profile in Linked In: https://in.linkedin.com/in/vinodkeni
- Fore Noon: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Subject Deliberations
- After Noon: 02:00pm – 04:30 pm One to one pitching with Speaker for selected 5 startups
Fee: Rs.250.00/- (No fee for KSUM Cohort Batch 1)
Seats: 30 (open to all)
- Applying Startup should have their product at least at MVP stage
- You can share your questions in advance while registration
REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2LaJf1V
Kerala Startup Mission in association with Singularity University is organising the Global Impact Challenge. As part of the GIC we are organising a week-long 5-City Roadshow across India.
We invite all the startups to attend our roadshows and participate in GIC.
The details of the roadshow are given below
|Date||Location||Time||City Partner||Venue||Acceleration Partner|
|22nd May 2018||Bangalore||11 am – 12.30 pm||Villgro, Nasscom,Numa||Thought Factory,
Tower D, 2nd Floor, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, ISRO Colony, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
|23rd May 2018||Chennai||11 am – 12.30 pm||IITM||Auditorium, Phase 1
IIT Madras Research Park,
|24th May 2018||Mumbai||11 am – 12.30 pm||Mumbai Accelerator||Mumbai Accelerator||Zone Startups|
|25th May 2018||Hyderabad||4pm – 5.30pm||IIIT||IIIT, Hyderabad||–|
|28th May 2018||Delhi||11 am – 12.30 pm||FICCI||1, Federation House, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi,||–|
We are looking for solutions to address global challenges in the field of Learning and Environment
About SingularityU Global Impact Challenge (GIC)
The purpose of GIC is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years. Read more
This year, the India Global Impact Challenge is looking to bring together innovators and stakeholders with a passion to solve the following global grand challenges.
For more details visit: https://su.org/gic/india-2018/
Roadshow for the DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 at the Kerala Startup Mission, Kochi
- University Challenge: Open to individual students/teams across universities in India
- Open Innovation Challenge: Open to the technology community at large
Kerala Startup Mission is organizing the Idea Fest as the 10th Idea Day aimed for promoting the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth in the state of Kerala. This event focuses exclusively on innovative projects by college students in Kerala.
First Stage Application Overview
All the students interested for participating in the Idea Fest were asked to submit their Stage 1 Application form. All students who submitted the application/interest form in stage 1 and submitted Stage 2 application form were considered for the initial selection of Idea Fest.
Stage 1 Application: Interest form
- The Stage 1 Application form was opened for students to make their interest submissions.
- In the first stage, a total of 2384 applications were received.
- All students who submitted the Stage 1 application was provided guidance by KSUM Team to complete their Stage 2 application form through its partners ICT Academy of Kerala and Rethink Foundation.
Stage 2 Application: Idea Fest Application Form
The Stage 2 application form was made available till March 5th and those who submitted the Stage 2 application only were shortlisted for the initial selection round of Idea Fest.
The initial screening process was done by the KSUM Team in which incomplete and trial applications were eliminated.
And further the applications were vetted by IEDC nodal officers from respective IEDC colleges.
Second Stage Shortlisting
KSUM had organized second stage shortlisting at 8 different locations where the applicants presented their idea to an expert panel.
The panel of judges shortlisted 281 ideas with potential and they had also provided other applicants necessary feedback for improving their idea and presentation.
The detailed information regarding the number of ideas shortlisted from different venues are as follows:
|Venue||Total Number of Students Pitched||No of Applications Shortlisted|
Demo and final selection of all the shortlisted ideas will be announced soon. The ideas which are recommended by the evaluation panel and approved by KSUM will receive funding through the Innovation Grant scheme. To Read more about the scheme visit: https://startupmission.kerala.gov.in/pages/ideaday
Hello All, www.pick2heal.com , a startup based out of KSUM Trivandrum, has launched their new product feature called Preventive. The preventive plan allows you and your family members to check Sugar, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure (BP) just @ Rs 1 for each. The mission behind this is to build a preventive culture among people so as to stay healthy and happy. No
wonder! This is made available in all the medical labs listed.
“If you control your blood sugar, cholesterol and pressure , the chances of bad things happening to you are very low”
For more info please check https://www.pick2heal.com/
The service is now available in four different districts of Kerala and expanding the service
day by day.
Kerala Startup Up Mission wishes all the very best to the team and do grab this opportunity to monitor the health of each one of your family members @ Rs 1.