Asha, widow of late Stanford Professor Rajeev Motwani, is an investor in over 75 start-ups in Silicon Valley and has just begun seed investing in Indian start-ups.
The selected entrepreneurs for the first round of the initiative include Sanjay Vijayakumar, chairman, Startup Village, Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO, Startup Village and co-founder, MobME, Deepak Ravindran, founder and CEO, Innoz Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Mohammed Hisamuddin, co-founder and CIO, Innoz. All of them are invited for an intense two-week assignment in Silicon Valley.
The Startup Corridor will also boost Kerala government's SV Square' (Startup Village to Silicon Valley) initiative, under which five Kerala students/entrepreneurs, selected by Startup Village, will be sent for a stint at Silicon Valley in May-June.