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AICRA President Rajkumar Sharma and Director (Start-up and Outreach), Technology Development Board, Navneet Kaushik handing over the Best Institute Award for Start-up Initiative to Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) representatives Abhijith P and Abhishek J in Bengaluru.
Kerala bags multiple awards at IndiaFirst startup event

Thiruvananthapuram, June10: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has won the Best Institute Award for Startup Initiative at the IndiaFirst Tech Startup(Bangalore Chapter)  organized by All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA). 
Besides, four of the 15 startups led by KSUM bagged honours in various categories at the second edition of the two-day event at Bengaluru that concluded yesterday.
Kozhikode-based Coexin Technologies Mental Health Service was adjudged the Best Health Tech Startup, while Fit In Consultants from the Kerala capital won the award in Innovative Smart City Concept category.
Kochi-based Pinmicro India Pvt Ltd bagged the award for the Most Innovative IoT Concept, while Kozhikode-based The E Plane Company notched up the award in the Most Innovative Startup Concept category.
Said KSUM CEO  John M. Thomas : “At a time when the world is becoming increasingly IT-centric, Kerala contributes in its small but vital ways towards the mission. Recognitions are invariably a boost to our startups,” he noted.
Earlier this year, Delhi had in mid-February hosted the first of the three editions of IndiaFirst Tech Startup series, supported by Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The next is slated to be held in Mumbai.
KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state