MindHelix, a Tech30 company of the class of 2011 and a Startup village Cochin incubatee has been selected to be a part of the Alchemist Accelerator. This is the first company from Kerala to be a part of an international incubator. COO of MindHelix, Kallidil Kalidasan shared a few thoughts on this selection -
"We got the opportunity to apply to the Alchemist Accelerator when Sijo, the CEO of Startup Village notified us about the
opportunity. We applied and were shortlisted into the finalists. We had an interview last week. Industry biggies like Adam Pisoni, the Yammer CTO was also there at the interview. We pitched our product, which is a customer interaction tool for enterprise built on the cloud. They liked the product and were excited about the fact that we already have paying customers in India and that we were already planning to get the product to the US market," said Kalidasan on how the selection happened.The program runs for 6 months out of San Francisco and the MindHelix team will be moving to the US for the duration of the program. "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. As a student startup, we have a great deal of learning to do when it comes to enterprise sales which the accelerator will help us through. This is also a great opportunity to pitch to funds in the US," shared
KalidasanThe team also expressed their gratitude to their current incubators, startup village. "Startup Village is THE next thing in the Indian startup scene. Sanjay Vijayakumar the Chairman of Startup Village and one of the most successful student entrepreneurs in India (co-founder MobMe) inspired us to think big. The feeling of living, working and thinking with 100 other entrepreneurs in the same building is one thing which I will cherish forever in being part of Startup Village. Startup Village is aiming to build the complete ecosystem here, starting from the Govt Policy, Educational Institutions to student movements," said Kalidasan
The team of Kalidasan and his current co-founder Christin were also the brains behind the Tuk-Tuk meter app which went viral in early 2011 post which they shifted focus to their cloud based enterprise solution. Join us in congratulating MindHelix on this achievement.
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