Zone Startups India, a technology startup accelerator based in Mumbai is launching a 6-week accelerator program – “empoWer”, for supporting Women Entrepreneurs, building technology ventures.
For the “empoWer” initiative, ZoneStartups India has partenered with Department of Science and Technology, GIZ, Vodafone India, Google, Nishith Desai Associates, She The People TV, and SheEO – a Toronto-based women entrepreneur support organization.
15 Women Entrepreneurs (or co-founders) will be shortlisted for the 6-week bespoke program. The program participants will get access to mentoring, workshops, case studies of successful women led startups, industry connect, peer network, investor connect and business development opportunities.
Ajay Ramasubramaniam – Director, Zone Startups India, “Through our accelerator program, and various bootcamps, workshops, demo days hosted by us we realized the need for having a focused program that works with women entrepreneurs in tech businesses. The problems faced by a lot of women entrepreneurs is unique, and we feel that there is a case for having a dedicated accelerator program for women entrepreneurs – complete with mentoring, workshops, caste studies of successful women led startups, industry connect, peer network and investor connect.”
A key supporter of the empoWer initiative is the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.