Start In College’ programme initiated by Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) which is backed by Facebook has offered 31 startup student founders from six states to go and pitch their ideas in a week long visit to the Silicon Valley.
What benefits will be gained by the students
As per Facebook, the students will represent their blueprint and gain skills of product development along with the interaction with world class startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley.
Students are playing a vital role
Platform partnerships at Facebook India, Satyajeet Singh said that, “At Facebook, we believe the student community has a central role to play in helping build a world class startup ecosystem in India. We are pleased to support the Start-in-college program that cultivates a sense of purpose amongst students and enables them to build meaningful projects from their college campus”.
Who are supporting the SV.CO’s startup program
It is the first time, when SV.CO’s Startup program is supported by the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology, the US Embassy in India, Freshworks and Paytm.
Kerala Startup Mission will sponsor 19 students through its international programme for startups.
Student will get global exposure
Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman at Startup Village Collective, said that, “The Silicon Valley visit is to give the students, a world class global exposure very early in life so that they can be more confident, motivated and get the ability to dream bigger than ever before as they immerse in the startup culture in Silicon Valley”.
Hoping to include 300 students next year
He also said that, “This is just the beginning of our bigger dream. Our aim is to take 300 students in a full flight next year so that more students from across India get an opportunity to become job creators and contribute to the growth of the nation”.