Time and again, God’s Own Country has been on top of the list in terms of its progressive start up culture. By the end of September, nearly 1,500 start ups emerged in Kerala, with a total funding of $38 million, according to an article on Inc42. The entrepreneurship culture has been widely promoted by the Kerala government, resulting in this amazing startup statistic.
Kerala Start Up Mission (KSUM) has not only added 3 lakh square feet floor space for startups, it has also set up nodal agencies to promote business growth. What’s more, 63 new establishments received international attention within 1,000 days of KSUM being launched.
Best 3 CoWorking Spaces for Startups in Kochi
Kochi ranks at #14 in India in terms of its startup ecosystem. Having said that, let us look into some of the best incubators and office spaces in Kerala’s capital, which can help you transform your dream of being an entrepreneur into reality.
Integrated Start Up Complex
This is located at the Technology Innovation Zone (TIZ) in Kochi and caters to all modern technologies. It is home to facilities like Maker Village, which caters to hardware startups, Bionest, which promotes medical technologies, BRIN, which aids cancer care, and Center of Excellence, for tech companies operating in India. IT Secretary M. Sivasankar has confirmed that another incubator space will be launched in the same campus by 2020.
Location: Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, Kalamassery
Area:1.8 Lakh Sq. Ft.
This is a co-working space, offering the best of services to startups. It offers fully furnished private offices and virtual offices for its clients. Apart from this, it also has professional and adept administration and IT teams to help you as when you need such assistance. This is one of the best spaces for traveling business people, consultants and even freelancers. You will be provided personal work desks and common lounges to chill out in, when you need a break from all the hard work. Flexible monthly plans, competent staff and efficiently designed cubicles make Centre A stand out from the rest.
Location: Alapatt Heritage Building, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Area: 35,000 Sq. Ft.
The best part of this co-working space is that it can be utilized to kick start a new business or expand an existing one. However, it does not stop at space alone. Seed funding, guiding, building your product sales and marketing capabilities is what InQ is famous for. It also provides an excellent team of mentors to introduce you to the global platform. Meeting rooms, workstations, Wi-Fi, cafés, libraries, recreation zones and more are also available for making the workspace fun and comfortable. It has a collaborative environment of working professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators, who are always willing to interact with workers and organizations. Moreover, they have ties with some of the biggest companies that offer valuable deals on their services here.
Location: Opposite EMC NH Bypass, Palarivattom
Area: 6,500 Sq. Ft.
Startups in Kochi have made their mark on the global platform thanks to the support of such incubator facilities. The efforts and initiatives of the Kerala Start Up Mission have helped many small businesses in Kochi stand up to even the largest companies in the country.