The Kitchen is a platform created to foster the business ecosystem of Kerala. It's a meet-up of business leaders/CXOs & the SMEs of Kerala wherein the business icons share their experience and mentor smaller businesses. Lifeart has fully taken over The Kitchen post-2019. The Kitchen is a collaborative platform that connects marketers designers tech geeks startups & businesses.


The Kitchen has hosted people like Navas Meeran, Viju Jacob, Ashok Mani, George Muthoot, Jose Dominic, MP Joseph IAS, and Mithun Chitilappilly to name a few out of the 100+ events we have hosted in Kochi, Calicut & Trivandrum.


The attendee profile looks something like this :

Business leaders (30%) + Professionals (30%) + SME/startups (30%) + Students (10%)

3 Cities | 300+ Speakers | 1000+ Attendees

Core Team

Our Core Team

Saju Soman

Organiser & Host, The Kitchen | Founder & CMD, Lifeart Group | COO, Virtual Medias | PR & Marketing, Thakshasila IAS Academy

Dr Chandrasekharan Nair

Head, Funding & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Founder Technopark & KSUM | Startup Policy Advisor | Master Trainer World Bank | UNIDO | ISTD

Renjith Ramachandran

Head, Media & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Founder, Millionreach PR | Vice President, IVA Robotics (Technopark)

Anna Jones Koshy

Operations & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Business Consultant

Safil Sunny

Community & Co-host, The Kitchen | CEO, Tranzmeo (reportedly the first AI startup in Kerala to get Pre-Series funding by HPCL, a Fortune 500 company).

Arun Nair

Head, Power Connect & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Executive Director, TiE Kerala

Mittu Tigi

Outreach, Pitch & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Head, Headstart Kerala | Brand & Growth Consultant

Amal Babu

Digital Campaigns & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Founder & CEO, WhatsAround Digital

George Alex

Head - Sessions & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Partnership & Community - Ellow

Deepu S Nath

Partnerships & Co-Host, The Kitchen | MD, FAYA - Technopark | MuLearn, GTech | Gamification Researcher | Startup Mentor | Community Builder | TiE Kerala Ecosystem Enabler

Robin Tommy

Social Initiatives & Co-Host, The Kitchen | Head, Rapid Labs - Tata Consultancy Services

Claire C John

CSR Outreach Programs, The Kitchen | Founder, KITES Foundation (Govt of India & Govt of Kerala Recognised)

Ajmal Chakkarapadam

Project Volunteers, The Kitchen | Founder, KITES Foundation

Anson PD Alexander

CSR Initiative Projects, The Kitchen | Founder, Kanal NGO (Govt of India & Govt of Kerala Recognised)

Prabin Raja

Web Administrator, The Kitchen | Head, IT - Development, Lifeart

Partners and Associates

Event Sponsors

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