With an aim to support networking, mentorship, skill-building, and education of female entrepreneurs in India, BUSINESS WORLD has announced the launch of BW ACCELERATE Women”. Recently, it had also launched accelerator program for startups in the country — BW Accelerate.
BW ACCELERATE Women will concentrate on boosting support for female entrepreneurship through targeted programs and initiatives designed to connect aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs to various programs covering a number of aspects relevant to the entrepreneurial growth of women. Avani Parekh will lead this initiative starting with a launch event on March 12. She is a serial social entrepreneur and founder of LoveDoctor.in.
Speaking on the plans, Avani Parekh said, “We will move to create relevant programming for women in India to launch and scale businesses. We will continue to leverage on the knowledge and intelligence acquired over the years at BUSINESSWORLD and empower aspirants, women entrepreneurs leverage from the infrastructure built around it. The focus of both these initiatives is to encourage willing entrepreneurs with a deep desire to succeed and be the best they can be in their areas of business.”
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The accelerator program for women entrepreneurs has four verticals, starting from skill-building program, Networking program, mentorship initiatives and education component. The skill building program will feature Technical workshops, ideathons, pitching workshops, and business planning workshops etc. Whereas, Networking program will focus on skills training, entrepreneur meet and greet, speaker sessions, accountability groups and social media networking groups.
The mentorship initiatives will include connection to BW ACCELERATE mentors, speed mentoring sessions, market connections and information about other ecosystem events and activities and connections to angel investors, investment funds and investment organizations.
And, the education component will support female entrepreneurs in building their personal brand, prototyping, social media marketing and storytelling and personal promotion. The program will kickstart with an event on March 12 in Delhi. The female leaders from ZipDial, HP, PopXO, Mumbai Angels, Indian Angel Network will also be part of this the event.