The event kick-started with an ice-breaking session where Channeliam.com founder and CEO Nisha Krishnan welcomed the students to the program. Nisha Krishnan said that I AM Startup Studio was aimed at bringing innovations happening within the campus to the attention of the community.
DAAD, an enriching experience
The students were excited about getting the opportunity to interact with the founders of the startup team, Digital Art Academy for the Deaf (DAAD).
More to contribute in Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission, said that when it comes to social entrepreneurship, Kerala startups were exemplary, however, there was more to be done in social initiatives.
Memorable talk by Vaishakh
The life story of Vaishakh S.R, captain of Indian Amputee Football team, who regained his life with immense willpower inspired the student ambassadors. Vaishakh’s talk was one of the major highlights of the event.
Entertaining Mojo Hour
A mock press session–‘Mojo Hour’–was also organised as part of Spark 1.0. Students were divided into groups of five and one member from each group acted as an entrepreneur. While Akhil T.P from U.K.F College, Kollam became Mark Zuckerberg, Anoop P.H from Vidya College was Sundar Pichai, Google CEO. Amala Jude from Sahrudaya Engineering College, Thrissur, enacted Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Apple CEO, Tim Cook was played by Aakash from Vidya College. Anshad from U.K.F College also took to stage as Indra Nooyi, former CEO, PepsiCo.
I AM Startup Studio, hosted by Channeliam.com, is one of the biggest campus learning program of the country. It is also a first of its kind campus learning program in India which is aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among the student community.