Kochi: An accelerator programme for small and medium enterprises will be held on December 17 and 18 at the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) here in association with philanthropic organisation Wadhwani Foundation.
Named ‘Scalathon’, the event will mark the start of a year-long handholding for select SMEs, organisers said. The programme comes in continuation of an agreement the KSUM had signed with Wadhwani Foundation two-and-a-half months ago to accelerate the business growth of SMEs in Kerala so as to generate jobs.
The December 17-18 event at KSUM’s Integrated Startup Complex in Kalamassery will be for entrepreneurs with an annual business turnover of Rs 5 crore or above. Led by experienced consultants from the Wadhwani Foundation, Scalathon will provide the enterprisers with expert advice on improving industry ventures.
Registrations can be made at http://bit.ly/SMEmeet.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is a partner with Scalathon, which will feature sessions on the various projects by the union and state governments for the SME sector. They will be addressed by experts in the fields of technology and finance management besides industry captains.
KSUM and Wadhwani Foundation had inked the MoU on September 27 at Huddle Kerala 2019 in Kovalam near Thiruvananthapuram, giving focus to women entrepreneurship, start-ups and entrepreneurship education.