Seed fund for women entrepreneurs
Govt. of Kerala has introduced the Seed Support scheme to provide financial assistance to startups to foster the formation and development of innovative, technology-based business enterprises that will stimulate the economy of the State of Kerala through venture creations, increased employment and leveraging of private investment. This scheme is implemented through Kerala Startup Mission, which is the nodal agency of Govt. of Kerala for startup-related activities and schemes. This scheme is to extend the moratorium period of seed funds given from Kerala Startup Mission to 2 years from One year.
Process of Scheme

Application & Screening Process

1. Register in Startup Mission Web Portal 
2. Read the guidelines and apply.
3. The application has two parts: Business Profile & Seed Proposal. Submit the
seed application form and upload the required documents. Incomplete forms
will be rejected.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The women co-founder should have a majority stake in the startup
  • The startup should be a registered company in Kerala as an LLP or Pvt. Ltd company and should have an active registration with KSUM at the time of application.
  • The startup company has DIPP registration and an ‘Active’/ ‘Active Compliant’ status with MCA. Applications with ‘Active Non-compliant’ have chances to be rejected and this (Form INC 22A) should be done before fund disbursements are made.
  • The startup must be working on an innovative product or technology. The seed fund is not generally given for service startups and SMEs working in trade and commerce.
  • The startups shall not have any other pending dues with any of the Government agencies, KSUM, Other incubators in the state and shall not be blacklisted by any Govt. agency in India
  • The startup director should have a good CIBIL Score, preferably more than 750.
Impact of Scheme
  • Seed Fund of Rs.15 Lakhs for the initial scaling up
Outcome of Scheme
  • Seed fund helps to bridge the gap between Angel Investments/VC funding