Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (PTI) Buyfie, a Kerala-based hyperlocal e-commerce startup, has been selected for the prestigious “in2Korea” acceleration programme.

Conducted by South Korea s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), the programme offers startups the opportunity to fast-track their growth in one of the world s major IT hubs, a press release said here today.

One of only 30 tech startups invited to participate from around the world, Buyfie founded by three brothers, Praveen S S Pranav S S and Prabin S S in the city – was chosen on the basis of its minimum viable product (MVP), the release said.

Buyfie was incubated under Startup Dreams , a social sector initiative by the Scheduled Castes Development Department in association with the Kerala Startup Mission.

Incorporated in 2016 as Axen Software Pvt Ltd in Technopark, the company offers a first-to-the-market for goods or service-based e-commerce local store network.

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