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Kerala-based TinkerHub Foundation receives 1 crore in funding from Zerodha and FOSS United

TinkerHub Foundation, a Kerala-based non-profit startup fostering a technology learning culture among students and youth, has received a grant of Rs. 1 crore from fintech giant Zerodha as part of their CSR activities. The funding comes through the FOSS United Foundation, a non-profit established by Zerodha and ERPNext to promote a free and open-source coding culture in India. This grant is for a period of three years to support the activities of the organization, deepen impact, and set up physical spaces for open learning.

Kailash Nadh, CTO of Zerodha, praised TinkerHub's efforts, saying, "TinkerHub embodies the idea of community, tinkering, and problem-solving in young people, fuelled by the conviction that this spirit should definitely exist in society." He further added that tech isn't just about industry. "There must be community avenues for learning and collaboration. From these collaborations arise entrepreneurship and innovation. There are plenty of avenues online, but few to none offline. Community spaces envisioned by TinkerHub are an attempt to bridge this gap," said Kailash.

Tinkerspace, a new initiative from TinkerHub, is a community learning space that offers anyone the opportunity to acquire and refine sought-after technology skills without any fees, facilitated by experienced industry mentors. It will improve employability, upskilling, and entrepreneurship and will open up in December 2022 at Kalamassery, Kochi.