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Come, hatch your idea!

The incubator is here

IIMK is known for its differentiated take on management education across the globe. The maverick is here to throw another surprise..

Ideas take birth every second everywhere, but very few of them pass the test of time. We at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode understand this and wish to create a platform where these ideas get a chance to grow. Start-O-Sphere is a global entrepreneurship summit, which will connect emerging entrepreneurs with business leaders from national and international organizations. Most importantly it will allow budding ideas to be examined by investors who have the power to breathe life into them. We might just witness the Next Big Thing that wields the power to change the world, fuel its flight atop the picturesque green hills of IIMK.

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Raise a million in ten minutes!

On the spot funding opportunity for best 5 entrepreneurs to raise funds for their big ideas. Start-ups that are in the validation and scaling phase shall pitch their ventures to attract funds from angel investors, VCs, etc. Are you ready to take the big leap from your garage to your own office? Join the race to success.


Hear from the horse’s mouth how they made it BIG!

Get advice on initial funding, scaling, marketing that can whet out half-baked ideas into a cutting edge market winners. Sessions on critical skills like team building, creating and delivering value,consumer behavior and market trends taken by industry stalwarts. We host coveted industry leaders, Amitabh Srivastava and Manu Jain who have headed international brands and scaled summits of entrepreneurship.

Hear from the Experts

Not sure of how to pitch your idea to financiers?

Facing problems in understanding market jargons?

Do brand building, core competence, value proposition, and product life cycle sound gibberish?

Attend workshops conducted  by renowned experts from HeadStart  who will provide you with the necessary tools and frameworks to make your life easy.

Entrepreneurship Workshop focused on

1. Startup Brand Management and Digital Marketing

2. Managing Startup's Financial and Legal Aspects


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Panel Discussion

Every link in the chain of a successful startup , from promoters to venture capitalists, will come together to discuss and debate on the raging topics of the entrepreneurship world. Get insights about the present start up ecosystem, government policies, market white spaces, etc. You will also get the opportunity to give voice to your opinions and be heard by the who’s who of the business world. To be graced by 5 head turners and moderated by an industry expert, come join the captivating fun.

The place where all parts of a puzzle come together!

Start-up fair at Start-o-sphere provides the opportunity for start-ups to setup stalls in and around the campus of IIM Kozhikode and help present their ideas to different investors visiting the campus. This year, we provide startups an opportunity to pitch online to the investors. Whereafter the startups shortlisted by the investors will be given an opportunity to pitch in front of an investor panel. Apart from the plethora of events like panel discussion, workshops and expert talks, start-up fair through K-Dinner provides a networking opportunity for the start-ups to network with other Start-ups, mentors and Investors.



India’s premier business school in God’s own country “IIM Kozhikode” invokes the journalist in you. Have you ever spot innovations around you that you think go unnoticed, well then this is your chance to bring them to light and do your bit.


Participants will be notified once the challenge opens on the official site of start-o-sphere. Participant teams will be required to submit a video file based on any innovative concept/ working model they want to bring to light

The video entries will be evaluated by the panellists ( Sponsor’s)


India’s premier business school in God’s own country “IIM Kozhikode” gives you a chance to test your business knowledge. Read a lot, have a great observation? Time to test the knowledge in the Pan India quiz conducted by Startosphere at IIMK in association with Atharva the quizzing club.


Participants will be notified once the quiz opens on Dare to Compete

Participants will be required to register for the quiz on Dare to Compete




Amitabh Srivastava

Regional Head - South Asia at AIB - Association of International Broadcasters


Sumit Jain

Co-Founder & CEO, CommonFloor.com

Bimal Nair

Managing Consultant, Ossicles Consulting

Parag Dhol

MD, Inventus Capital Partners

Navin Honagudi

Investment Director, Kae Capital

Manish Harodia

Co-Founder at DreamWallets

Mittu Tigi

City Lead of Headstart Kochi

Sandro Stephen

North and South India Operations at Indian Angel Network

Neeraj Gupta

Director & CEO at FormulateIP, Cofounder at Excubator, Angel Investor

Abhijeet Kumar

Co-Founder, ah! Ventures Co-Founder, Pronto Infotech

P S Sreekanth

Investment Director at Hyderabad Angels

Banjul Shah

Syndicate Partner, White Unicorn Ventures

Kannan Surendran

Chartered Accountant. Co-founder & Managing Director, FinLead International Services Private Ltd.


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Crowdfunding Platform

Startup Ecosystem Platform


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