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Kerala - Women in Nano Startups (K-WINS)

Kerala - Women in Nano Startups (K-WINS)

Kerala Startup Mission launched its women's empowerment initiative, Kerala Women In Nano Startups (K-WINS)

Kerala Startup Mission launched its women's empowerment initiative, Kerala Women In Nano Startups (K-WINS) with an orientation program and writing workshop on 27th January 2020 at the Integrated Startup Complex, Kochi.

The program, which was inaugurated by the C.E.O of KSUM, Dr. Saji Gopinath, saw enthusiastic participation of over 50 women tech graduates & post-graduates who were selected from a pool of over 220 applicants. 

    Delivering the keynote address, Dr.Saji emphasised the need for such an initiative given the paradox of Kerala with its highly educated women on one hand vis-a-vis their low participation in organised sector. He explained that the K-WINS initiative is not a career or employment program but a low risk - medium return entrepreneurship program to introduce Kerala women to opportunities in the GIG economy starting with the skill requirements of startups associated with KSUM.


    Among the other speakers were Mr. Sujith Bhaskaran, MD of Freelancers Pvt Ltd who spoke about the GIG economy, Ms. Parvathy Venugopal who shared her experience as a freelance consultant, Mr.Tony Paul, co-founder of Data Hut and Mr. Krishna Kumar of Green Pepper who together conducted the content writing workshop and Ms. Nisary Mahesh, founder of Her Money Talks.


    Ms. Pavithra Poonacha, Senior Fellow- KSUM,  who organised the workshop added that after the content writing pilot, there would be similar programs covering other domains such as functional analysis, quality assurance & testing, digital marketing, design, HR & hiring, etc.
K-WINS details are available at https://startupmission.in/k-wins/
Queries can be mailed to Kerala WINS


 

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