Kerala Startup Mission ( KSUM) in association with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore conducting 5 day program Entrepreneurship Development Program specifically designed for Scaling up stage startup entrepreneurs from Kerala to help them have a better understanding of business environment and to have the right strategies, marketing and sales, fundraising in order to help them to become successful entrepreneurs.

Why should I attend ?

  • To have a deep understanding of the business environment and to have the right strategies to become successful entrepreneurs.

  • Curated sessions about scaling up ventures from IIM Faculties

  • Insights from successful entrepreneurs in the NSRCEL startup ecosystem

  • Access to NSRCEL mentors and location visits

  • To enhance managerial capacities of startup entrepreneurs. 

  • To develop and strengthen entrepreneurial quality, motivation, leadership and team management skills.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Technology/Product startups Incorporated in Kerala ( LLP or Pvt. Ltd or OPC)

  • Who is in the early revenue stage / having product market fit and is looking for high growth traction

  • Preference to startups who grabbed KSUM Scale up Grants/ external angel or VC investments

  • Must have DPIIT (Startup India) registration

  • Unique ID registration in KSUM portal

Who should attend ?

  • Startup Founders
  • CXOs

Program Fee and KSUM Scholarship

The total program fee will be Rs.1,25,116.00 per startup for 1 person for 5-day program inclusive of classroom instruction, training material, board (welcome kit, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/ refreshments) and on lodging in double occupancy. KSUM will be giving a scholarship of 80% for each startup upon successful completion of the program.

Startups have to pay Rs.25,000.00 as course fee advance through online payment

Type of sessions

Classroom sessions

The classroom session will be Interactive sessions led by IIM Professors in IIM Bangalore campus. we kept participant number low as everyone could get personal attention. 

Panel Discussion

The sessions will have powerful panel discussions with successful founders from the Indian startup ecosystem and experienced mentors. attendees could ask questions and learn from the experienced persons.

Fireside chats

Evenings will be filled with networking and evening fireside chats with successful founders. This session will be great opportunity for networking and asking burning questions.

Meet NSRCEL mentors

NSRCEL is the incubator of IIM Bangalore and got well-experienced mentors like renowned angel investor Mr.Nagaraja Prakasam. The participant will get the opportunity to meet the mentors get advice from these mentors. followup session with these mentors can be arranged on demand

Location visit

During the 5 days, the participant will visit successful startup's location and meet the team to learn from their story.


Detailed session details will be shared to selected participants. Some sessions will be designed based on expectations of participants
Sl No. Topic Sessions (1.15 Hr)
1 Marketing and Pricing 3
2 Scaling up a Business 2
3 Accounting / Finance 3
4 Legal & Partnerships 2
5 Leadership - Managing team & Hiring 3
6 Strategy and Growth 3
7 Exits 2
8 Pitching and Communications (Founder Traits) 3
9 Bootstrapping 2
10 Investment - Valuation & Equity Management 2

Important dates

Date of Application Open
May 17, 2019
Date Application Closing
June 2, 2019
Date of the program
June 17-21 2019

How to apply?

If you think you are eligible, please apply using the link below. For general inquiries contact Mr. Fasil at

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