Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce | Faya:80 Kochi

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.

The 12th edition of FAYA: 80 Kochi, Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce, would be an experience sharing platform where the audience could learn from the account of BuildNext’s journey with VR. It will be a great opportunity to gain helpful insights for working with VR and for foreseeing the potential challenges in that encounter.Topics Covered
• 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.

Mobile application to track Nipah launched

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.



Session on MegaTrends: The Smart Future on 28th of May 2018


Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) along with KEY Accelerator is organizing a Session on Megatrends: The Smart Future on 28th of May 2018 from 09:30 am to 04:00 pm.  Megatrends are global, sustained and macroeconomic forces of development that impact business, economy, society, cultures and personal lives thereby defining our future world and its increasing pace of change. The session will do well on the opportunities that the Megatrends offer for Entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The session will also bring forth areas which could be tapped by the community for making a meaningful impact. The session which is going to be a one day exercise will also provide an opportunity to meet and learn from the innovation leaders from the industry and the entrepreneurial community.  Leaders from the Innovation team- NITRO ( Next Generation IT Research Organization)  of EY GDS will be leading the session.



Workshop on ‘Revenue Model and Pricing Strategy’ on May 25th

revenue model posKSUM 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 Noon10:00 am to 12:30 pm    Subject Deliberations
  •  After Noon02:00pm – 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

SingularityU India Global Impact Challenge (GIC) RoadShow to begin from tomorrow

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
Zone Startups
23rd May 2018 Chennai 11 am – 12.30 pm IITM Auditorium, Phase 1

IIT Madras Research Park,
Kanagam Road, Taramani,
Chennai – 600 113.

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,

SingularityU India Global Impact Challenge


We are looking for solutions to address global challenges in the field of Learning and Environment

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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.

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Global Impact Challenge from Singularity University on Vimeo.



For more details visit: https://su.org/gic/india-2018/

“IDEA FEST 2018!!” The right idea will fly

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.

Initial Shortlisting

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
Ernakulam 186 119
Palakkad 43 19
Calicut 31 15
Kollam 27 7
Alappuzha 12 5
Thrissur 69 54
Kottayam 55 31
Trivandrum 38 31
Total 461 281

List of Shortlisted Students for the Finals of Idea Fest 2018!!

 Idea Fest

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

Now check your body vitals @ Just Rs 1/- with pick2heal.com


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.

Thank you.