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2013-01-03

Kochi-based start-up selected for accelerator programme in US

MindHelix Technosol, a company based out of the Startup Village in Kochi–country\'s first telecom incubator, has been selected by US-based Alchemist Accelerator Programme for enterprise product start-ups.

MindHelix Technosol, a company based out of the Startup Village in Kochi–country's first telecom incubator, has been selected by US-based Alchemist Accelerator Programme for enterprise product start-ups.

MindHelix has created a cloud computing based customer interaction application, which has been selected for the accelerator, the company said in a statement. It had also created the TukTuk Meter, a mobile application that went viral in 2011.

"This is a proud moment for entrepreneurs from Kerala. MindHelix's achievement clearly shows that Indian start-ups are truly global and can compete with the ones in the US," said Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys. Gopalakrishnan is also the chief mentor of Startup Village.

The accelerator based in Menlo Park, San Francisco, runs a programme for six months incubating 12 enterprise-centric startups and MindHelix is the only international start-up in the group.

The programme allocates $30,000 in seed funding to each firm and also provides these start-ups an opportunity to showcase their products to Fortune 100 companies in the US.

The first implementation of the customer interaction application was done for Delhi Police, named 'Know Your Police Station', a public portal to help people connect with the police.

"The accelerator is a great launchpad for us in the US, the mentor list has the best people from the industry who will coach us to tweak our product for the US market and also get first few customers. This is a huge step for MindHelix and my team," said Christin Emmanuel George, co-founder & CEO, MindHelix Technosol.

The start-up was formed in December, 2010, by an engineer and an engineering student Christin George (CEO) and Kallidil Kalidasan (COO) head the young team.

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