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Nov 01, 2013 03:52 PM IST | Source: PTI

Kerala youth entrepreneur wins World Summit Youth award

Kerala youth-entrepreneur Kallidil Kalidasan's mobile application - Sentinel - a women's security application, was the runner up in the prestigious World Summit Youth Award (WSYA), in Power2Women category among the best youth digital projects addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Kerala youth entrepreneur wins World Summit Youth award

Kerala youth-entrepreneur Kallidil Kalidasan's mobile application - Sentinel - a women's security application, was the runner up in the prestigious World Summit Youth Award (WSYA), in Power2Women category among the best youth digital projects addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals.


The application, which was developed by Kalidasan and his team at MindHelix Technosol Pvt Ltd - a technology startup based in Kerala, already has reputed products like TukTuk Meter (an autorickshaw fare calculation mobile app - the first of its kind) to its credit, a release said. Kalidasan is Chief Operations Officer of MindHelix - a company he co-founded with Christin George, who is the Chief Executive Officer.


The revolutionary application, which works both in the Android and the iOS platform, can automatically call one's friends and family with your location in case of danger, on the press of a button. The application can send out alerts even if the attacker forcefully destroys the phone.


With all emergency actions locked onto a single aesthetically designed button, Sentinel makes multiple alerts with critical data as simple as a button-press. The application has already more than 200,000 users on various platforms and makes use of mobile internet and text messages to send alerts.

Selected as one of the best five projects in its category (Power2Women), Kalidasan will be awarded along the winners of the competition for an outstanding contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals through online creations. Kalidasan's application was chosen from among 422 projects across over 147 UN countries. The award ceremony was held last week in Colombo.

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