Five students from the state have been selected for a government-sponsored trip to Silicon Valley in the U.S., as part of a drive to promote young entrepreneurs.

The students are Arvind Sanjeev, ARS Devices, TocH Institute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam; Vijith P., Dolojo LLP, Model Engineering College, Ernakulam; Akash Mathew, Cied Technologies Private Ltd, Rajagiri Institute of Technology, Ernakulam; Nithin George, QPlay Tech Pvt. Ltd., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam; and Jibin Jose, QPlay Tech Pvt. Ltd., TocH Institute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam.

The five students were selected for the entrepreneurship drive from among 1,268 applicants.