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Kerala to create billion-dollar startups campus: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram:(IANS) The Kerala government is working on a master plan to create a billion dollar startups campus, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.

Chandy was speaking after inaugurating the distribution of startup boxes to 50 young mobile app developers as part of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) 2015, of which the Kerala Startup Mission is the implementing agency.

The startup boxes have vital gadgets for mobile app developers to get started — a MacBook, iPhone, Google Nexus, Kindles and Arduino starter kit.

Putting forward a development strategy for the state, the chief minister said the vibrant business environment created by the young generation entrepreneurs and experienced Non-Resident Keralites can transform Kerala to a developed state by 2030.

Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said they will promote all pragmatic ideas and the theme of the state was “Yes We Can” in the context of YES 2015.

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