5 student entrepreneurs selected to visit Silicon Valley

Sep 21 2013, 21:20 IST
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SummaryArvind Sanjeev, Jibin Jose, Vijith Padmanabhan, Akash Mathew and Nithin George Charuvila, all aged 22 years

in the process of raising investments.

Vijith Padamanabhan co-founded Dolojo Labs Pvt Ltd when he was just 19. It develops applications to help people connect and interact online, personally, socially and economically. Their first innovation is a solution for cloud bookmarking, the first version of which is likely to come out next month.

Nithin Geroge Charuvila is the co-founder and CEO of QPlay Tech Pvt Ltd, which was chosen as one of the top five campus startups.

As part of SV Square (Startup Village to Silicon Valley) competition, the applicants were required to upload on YouTube, a 2-3 minutes video on their innovative projects and ideas.

An eminent jury chaired by Prof Anil Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad, representing academia and former NASSCOM President Kiran Karnik, representing the industry, selected the winners.

The Startup Village is India's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) telecom business incubator.

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