The most important thing the society needs to imbibe is the culture that embraces failure, a key element that helps the growth of startups, said Adeeb Ahamed, MD, LuLu Exchange Holdings and Twenty14 Holdings. He was delivering the keynote address at the maiden edition of Destination Kerala Startup Awards 2017 on February 16.
The event, held in association with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and with TiE Kerala as Knowledge Partner, was organised to celebrate and honour the success stories of Kerala’s startup saga. Watch Station International was the Gifting Partner while Crowne Plaza Kochi joined as the Hospitality Partner.
Besides Adeeb, the Guests of Honour included Dr. Christy Fernandez IAS (Retd.), Chairman, KSIDC; K Ganesh, Serial Entrepreneur, Partner – GrowthStory.in and Chairman, Portea Medical; Dr. Saji Gopinath, CEO, KSUM and Rajesh Nair, President, TiE Kerala and Executive Director – Markets (Kerala & TN), EY. At the gala event, awards were presented in 10 categories. Nominations were invited through TiE Kerala, NASSCOM, KSIDC, KSUM, Kerala Angel Network (KAN) and Vijayee Bhava. The jury members were C Balagopal, Founder MD, Penpol (Now Terumo Penpol), Founder President, TiE Kerala; M S A Kumar, CEO, KAN and Chief Catalyst, Catalyst 360; Dr. Saji Gopinath; Sijo Kuruvilla, Founder, Rethink Foundation; Sreekumar Menon, Joint MD, Dynamic Techno Medicals and Rajesh Nair.
Jose Kunnappally, Chief Editor, Destination Kerala business magazine, welcomed the gathering and Uday Kumar, Business Head, proposed the vote of thanks. Over 100 guests comprising startup promoters, entrepreneurs, and office-bearers of various associations turned up. Vivek Krishna Govind (President, Kerala Management Association); S R Nair (MentorGuru); Chandra Vadhana (Prayana Labs); Sajeev Nair (Bramma Consulting); Ajit Moopan (Woodhouse Ltd.) Wg. Cdr. K Chandrasekhar (TiE Kerala); Ananda Mani K (Centre for Entrepreneurship); Shanavas P N and Ajit Johnson (LuLu Exchange Holdings); Indu Menon (Kara Weaves) and Ashik Sheik (KSIDC) were among those present on the occasion.
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