Thursday, 13 August 2015


A Government of Kerala initiative to
foster entrepreneurship in young minds.
Crowne Plaza Kochi on 12th September 2015

YES CAN 2015

It's their desire…
A unique opportunity for young entrepreneurs to ride their dreams, spread wings for their innovative startups. A moment much awaited YES CAN 2015 on 12th September, 2015 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Kochi.
Inspired from last year’s summit, this year Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES) comes with the theme of "Collaborating and Networking".
YES CAN 2015 aims at creating a strong interlink amongst startups across the State, networking amongst incubators across the State and connecting startups with Angel funds. Reiterating the Government’s commitment in fostering entrepreneurship amongst students and youngsters will also be a highlight in this year's event. While YES 2014 was aimed at the growth and empowerment of the student community in general, the second edition is aimed at select shortlisted innovator groups and startups.


YES CAN 2015 is mainly focused on the theme of the year which is “Collaborating And Networking” (CAN). To attract more youths to the new world of opportunities towards starting enterprises and embracing entrepreneurship, the state has come up with choice of collaboration and networking of startups across the state. The main highlights of YES CAN 2015 include:
  • Focus on encouraging and attracting more than 1500 serious student entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Collaborating with successful founders and networking amongst incubators across the country
  • Creating a platform for local startups and young entrepreneurs to exchange ideas
  • Interactive session for entrepreneurs with Successful Startup founders.
  • Enabling a constructive networking environment between startups and angel investors/Angel Funds.


There is no better way to learn something than competing while doing it. YES Summit present to you an opportunity to share your innovative ideas to hone your business insights and skills. KSIDC proudly launches the 'Innovative Idea Awards' as part of the Young Entrepreneur Summit to be held on September 12th, 2015.
Sponsored by KSIDC in association with CII and TiE Kerala, the awards will be distributed at YES 2015. The Expert Committee of YES will select a total of 10 awards for top 10 ideas.

How to Participate?

All interested participants can submit their ideas using our online form. Participants have to upload their ideas in a word document of not more than 1500 words with a suitable Title. You can also attach pictures and spread sheets to explain the idea concisely.
Last date of submitting ideas is 25th August (12 noon), 2015.

Prize details of Innovative Idea Awards

  • First Prize: Rs. 1 lakh
  • Second Prize: Rs. 50,000/-
  • Third Prize: Rs. 30,000/-
  • Seven innovative ideas will be awarded Rs. 25,000/- each.

Criteria for selecting the best ideas will be:

  1. Originality of the idea
  2. Business viability
  3. Social Impact of the idea
  4. Ease of implementation of the idea

You can Submit your Idea here:



Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.,
Head Office, Keston Road, Kowdiar,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695003
Ph: +91 471 2318922, Fax: +91 471 2315893


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