As a part of empowering the northern part of Kerala State, the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of Kannur University has accelerated its activities by widening its platform apart from IT and IT enabled start ups. Besides, more attention has been given to the traditional manufacturing industries in North Kerala with special focus on Handloom, Fashion Designing, Travel & Tourism and Agro based business.
With this objective in mind, a Young Entrepreneurs’ Conclave 2018 was organized by the BIC and the Department of Management Studies on 28th June 2018 at Thavakkara Campus in association with Kerala Startup Mission and North Malabar Chamber of Commerce. Hon Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gopinath Ravindran inaugurated the Conclave. Kerala Startup Mission CEO, Dr Saji Gopinath delivered the key note address. Mr Brijesh Balakrishnan (Associate Vice President and Delivery Head, Infosys) inspired the budding entrepreneurs with his inspiring speech. A panel discussion was also held in the afternoon on the topic, “Opportunities and Challenges of Entrepreneurs in North Kerala” headed by District Collector Mr Mir Mohammed Ali, IAS. The Conclave was attended by around 250 participants including students from various colleges.