In order to promote women entrepreneurship, HerSaga in association with Hong Kong based Jaarvis Accelerator recently organised an event –HerPitch.
The event’s aim is to provide a platform for women entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas, help them realize their full potential and to increase the participation of women in startups. Out of several applications received, only 10 applications were selected and out of which 7 startups pitched live on Friday, 3rd June. The startups with at least one woman co-founder were eligible to apply to this program.
The winners included Rachna Pandey’s Ithaka Tales – a pocket travel guide app that provides users travel experience in various formats, ranging from images and text to self-guided audios; Devakshi Nayar’s Hope Collective – an online marketplace for merchandise produced by NGOs and social enterprises and Jenny Charan’s RF Creators which have brought customized RF antennas and circuit design and development to the Indian markets.
All shortlisted HerPitch startups will now be considered for entry into the Jaarvis Accelerator program.
The jury was comprised of Ishita Anand, Co-founder and CEO at BitGiving, Rohit Kumar, Founder and CEO at Chapter Apps, Saumya Vardhan, Founder and CEO at Shubhpuja and Sumeer Walia, Director-CEED, Chitkara University. Brett Stevens, Vice President at Jaarvis Accelerator and Vikas Kumar, Founder at Hersaga.
The startups were selected on the basis of whether JA is able to assist each of the startups at this stage of their growth, or will it be able to provide domain expertise, mentors.