Mumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India has selected 15 women entrepreneurs for its accelerator programme titled empoWer.
Zone Startups India, a venture fund and accelerator housed at BSE, launched the 6-week accelerator programme – “empoWer” in April 2016, to support women entrepreneurs who are building technology ventures.
The candidates have been selected from 181 applications received from all over India that are using technology as an enabler in their ventures. The program starts on 17th June and will culminate with a demo day on 29th July. It will extend INR 60 lakhs in cash and professional services to the top performers. The program will comprise mentoring sessions, workshops, industry connects, case studies of successful women led startups, peer-to-peer, and investor connects.
Talking about the program, Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Director, Zone Startups India, said, “We felt that it was the right time to do an accelerator program focused, given the buzz in the ecosystem and the media, around women founders. With this program, we aim to enable women entrepreneurs build a strong peer network, as well as help broaden their network – which seem to be two major issues affecting a lot of women entrepreneurs. Most importantly, with this program, we believe that we can create women leaders with great business skills.”
Here are the 15 Women Entrepreneurs Selected For the Accelerator Program
Saumya Vardhan : Saumya has over 10+ years of international consulting, industry and entrepreneurship experience. She launched Shubhpuja.com, a unique science & technology based O2O platform for providing authentic Vedic services through educated and qualified professionals.
Saagarika Jagadeesh: Saagarika has completed B.E. (Telecom) and MBA from Canada. After acquiring experience at Canadian Work Association, she started Primitus Technology, a customer service provider for auto dealerships. It couples robust technology with human interaction to achieve highest possible customer satisfaction and efficiency.