An 18-member delegation from the United Kingdom, comprising healthcare specialists and industry leaders, initiated discussions with the Kochi-based Startup Village representatives to establish business partnerships with young entrepreneurs for finding solutions to the challenges faced by the UK’s healthcare sector.
"It is really encouraging to see that our start-ups here are getting recognition from overseas markets. Technology products are accepted faster in developed markets and access to those markets are what we are trying to build for creating success stories at home." said Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village.
Once they identify and finalise the partner companies, the UK will provide financial assistance to them for developing customised technology solutions. The delegation was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner Bharat Joshi, who lauded the efforts by Startup Village in building an ecosystem for promoting entrepreneurial culture among youth in the state.
Startup Village is a technology business incubator with aim to launch 1,000 technology startups over the next 10 years. It is India’s first incubator that is funded jointly by the public and private sector. Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Infosys is the chief mentor at Startup Village.