Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations at RIM, lands his feet on Indian soil today as RIM prepares to launch Asia-Pacific’s first ever Innovation Zone in Kochi, Kerala tomorrow! Alec is the man on job & is responsible for all concerning ‘Applications’ for BlackBerry platform. The company partners with Kerala based telecom giants Startup Village to ignite the imagination of students, potential entrepreneurs and tech-savvy people of the country.
‘Rubus Labs’ will be opened tomorrow at Startup Village in the presence of senior officials of BlackBerry, including its global vice-president Alec Saunders and India managing director Sunil Dutt. “RIM, the global game-changer in the mobile industry, will give pre-launch access to its latest devices and operating systems, apart from technological assistance. Rubus Labs will host regular activities like BlackBerry Hackathons and Bar Camps, besides training sessions for student entrepreneurs. The lab will also be open to school students to expose them to innovative technologies,” said Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO of Startup Village.
As an alliance partner, Startup Village would get stock devices of the BlackBerry family, including handsets and playbooks, from RIM. The partnership will also facilitate Startup Village to work with BlackBerry partner funds to co-invest in the startup firms.
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