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5 student entrepreneurs selected to visit Silicon Valley

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Kochi: Five student entrepreneurs, incubating their companies at Startup Village here, will leave for Silicon Valley on a State government sponsored trip for a two-week stay to get a firsthand experience of the place,also known as the cradle of global technology revolution.

Arvind Sanjeev, Jibin Jose, Vijith Padmanabhan, Akash Mathew and Nithin George Charuvila, all aged 22 years, are the first winners of the annual SVSquare--an initiative to send 5 members student team from Startup Village to Silicon Valley, officially rolled out by Startup Village on January 30 this year.

The five were selected from nearly 1,270 applicants. They will leave for Silicon valley in the first half of November.

The state government will take care of all expenses of the trip.

The objective of the initiative is to provide the five students exposure of the renowned entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley and eventually enable them replicate the successes back home, Startup Village CEO Sijo Kuruvilla told reporters today.

The entrepreneurs will also get exposure to work culture in companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

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