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.
The other startups that pitched included:
Founder: Smita Sharma
It is a mobile peer-to-peer and group payments social network which allows the users to share expenses and split payments. It aggregates multiple mobile wallets and payments system to allow online real time sharing of expenses.
Founder: Ekta Sengar
It allows the users to find out real time availability of parking spots and pre book them by paying through an online wallet. It also provides the facility of on demand valet and Vehicle-towing.
Founder: Moitreyee Goswami
Zucate is an interactive learning technology which aims to fundamentalise learning and enhance accessibility in K-12 segment. the education pattern is customized to suit the learning curve of a child, while giving him/her access to a network of teachers to clear doubt through live time chats and forums.
Founder: Divya Goyal
This mobile app aims to keep the students updated about latest news, events and academic updates in the college campus. From academic information to the news and events, this app broadcasts live updates and keep the students informed about every tiny update.
Other three startups whose application got selected were:
Founder: Diksha Vashisht
Inspired from Swach Bharat Abhiyan, Clean Money is an effective solid waste management system. It is a eco-friendly and profitable method to improve the methods of waste disposal, founded by
Founder: Sweta Joshi
Algaari combines cleantech and healthcare to bring to you an indoor air purifier that filtrates and purifies indoor air making it healthy to breathe. It is founded by
Founder: Riya Shah
EasyPuja helps you organize a puja (religious ceremony) at the click of the mouse or a phone call. It not only brings the necessary items of the ceremony to your doorstep but also helps you find an authentic pandit of your community to perform the puja.