Kerala Startup Mission

  • Location: Asia, India, Kerala
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Agnostic, Agriculture, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Cloud, Connectivity, Data/Analytics, eCommerce, EdTech, Education, Energy, Financial, FinTech, Food/Beverage, Gaming, Hardware, Healthcare, Insurance, IoT, Last Mile Delivery, Life Science, Life Sciences, Mobile, Retail, Robotics, SaaS, Security, Social Impact, Software, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sustainability, Telecommunications, Tourism, Travel
  • Vertical: Agnostic

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 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 organizations boasts of 2900 + registered startups, 10 Lakh + sq. feet of incubation space, 40+ incubators and 300+ innovation centers across the state of Kerala.


KSUM supports the startup ecosystem by means of building or connecting different components such as: Infrastructure, Incubators and Accelerators, Industry collaboration, R&D connect and Institutional linkages. It’s focused on Skilled Talent creation, Funding, Government Support, International Collaborations, and Scaling Existing and Establishing New Incubators/accelerators.


Building up a model for moving fast from ideas to IPO/Unicorns. Located in Kochi and Trivandrum, Kerala, India.