The Calicut Forum for I T (C A F I T) that directs a great deal of attention to growth of Technology entrepreneurship in Malabar and NASSCOM, the premier industry association for IT and ITES in India, jointly with the NIT Calicut and IIM Kozhikode introduces a weekend venture, acceleration and hands-on entrepreneurial skills enhancement event, for young I T entrepreneurs.


These sessions allow the participating teams to take their idea from conceptual stage to   where they have a business plan, preliminary marketing plan and a greater understanding of their customers and value propositions. Teams are also required to build a prototype of their idea. Thus by the end of the program, the team has greater understanding of various phases of launching a Start-Up. Teams who are more experienced can do a test run of their new ideas.

The final judging session allows the teams to see how well they have done over the weekend and how well were they prepared for the various questions that the judges have in their mind. Finalists will be awarded with suitable prize money and seed funding as appropriate.

Venue for the event that aims to find a larger space in the start-up eco system is IIMK and NIT Calicut. A meet of the Principals of Engineering Colleges in Calicut District who are interested in participating in this event will be called for in the second week Jan 2015. Date and venue will be announced shortly. A committee has been formed with Mr Bijith Ahammed (Senior Member CAFIT and Director Aufait Technology) as convenor.

This event will focus on nurturing I T Entrepreneurs in the district and creating an eco-system around the same. This will result in more Start-Up activities here to evangelise the Entrepreneurial dreams of the young aspirants.

More details of the event will be released to enterprising students, through the respective Engineering Colleges.

Contact person :

Bijith Ahammed

Senior Member, CAFIT, Director, Aufait Technologies (Mail id:,

Phone : 91-9895013560)