Sentinel moves to World Summit Youth Awards next round


Kochi: Kerala based start-up MindHelix Technosol’s Sentinel mobile application has entered the next round of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2013 in the category ‘Power 2 Women’. This global contest is dedicated to young developers who employ digital technologies to turn the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into action.

Sentinel is competing against 59 websites, apps and other innovative youth projects. If Sentinel withstands critical inspection by a jury of internationally renowned ICT-experts, an invitation to Colombo, awaits the team MindHelix.

Sentinel is a mobile application that creates instant alerts as phone call, SMS and email to your near and dear ones in case of an emergency, with a single button press. Bringing in the concept of Socialized Security using mobile phones, Sentinel creates a personal safety blanket for its users. Sentinel is available for every mobile phone; the application transcends the divide between the costly smartphones and the mass friendly feature phones. Sentinel Alerts can be activated by a single button press and alerts will be sent to the user’s Emergency Contacts with SMS, Emails and Voice Call. Sentinel will send alerts even if the phone gets switched off forcefully.

In a statement, Christin Emmanuel George, CEO of MindHelix said, “Sentinel is the only application from India in its category. It is a great platform for us to learn and work towards building a better tomorrow where technology can be used to solve real-world issues. It is an honour to represent India in the ‘Power 2 Women’ category, Women empowerment is a dream close to our hearts”.

If the project succeeds, the team will win a trip to Colombo for the WSYA Winners’ Event 2013, October 24-26. At one of the globally most important events for young ICT-developers, the next generation of IT-pioneers will have the chance to present their project in front of a high-level audience, including business leaders from the multimedia sector and creative industry, representatives of politics and NGOs and many more.

Incubated at Startup Village and Technopark TBI, MindHelix is a student start-up formed in 2011, led by Kallidil Kalidasan and Christin Emmanuel George. Recently, it became the first start-up from Kerala to get selected in the prestigious Alchemist Accelerator Program in the United States.

Kerala IT News


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