The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is the nodal agency of the government of Kerala for promoting entrepreneurship in the state. It is also the implementing body for the Kerala Technology Startup Policy that supports the state’s startup ecosystem through the various schemes and support programs. KSUM was founded in 2006, with the goal to promote technology-based entrepreneurship activities and to create the infrastructure and ecosystem required to support high-end technology-based startup businesses.
KSUM acts as a springboard for budding entrepreneurs who wish to launch themselves into the world of technology-based careers and has helped develop several innovative products and solutions. Over the past decade KSUM has been able to build a vibrant startup ecosystem allowing technology entrepreneurs to pursue their goals and dreams by providing them complete support in the startup life cycle. Today KSUM along with sector-specific partner organisations, boast of 2900 + registered startups, 10 Lakh + sq. feet of incubation space, 40+ incubators and 300+ innovation centres across the state of Kerala.
The interventions made by KSUM in Kerala have brought about a cultural change among the youth of Kerala, as well as in how the government goes about its work. Young minds who come up with innovative solutions now have the support of various incubators and government schemes as highlighted earlier, which not only help bring in funding but also provide mentorship and expansion opportunities at different stages. This approach of the government enables startupstoentrepreneurs to get ample opportunities to collaborate with the support infrastructure to develop impactful technology solutions.
World No. 1 Public Business Accelerator in 2019 by UBI Global
Top Performer in State's Startup Ranking by DPIIT for 2018, 2019 and 2021
Top Performer in State's Startup Ranking by DPIIT for 2018 & 2019
Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation in Public Policy for the year 2016
Kerala Startup Ecosystem
More than a decade of experience in developing startups. Around 10L square feet of incubation space spread across the state.