IIM Bangalore & Nagpur Invites Application For ‘Women Startup Program 2020’ By August 21

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New Delhi: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur and Bangalore have invited applications for their jointly launched ‘Women Startup Program 2020’ by August 21, 2020

The startup programme aims at supporting women entrepreneurs, especially from Tier-II and Tier-III cities by enabling them to enhance their entrepreneurial and managerial skills with accessible and affordable learning, claims IIM-Nagpur, reported The Indian Express.

The applications are open for the course and interested ones can apply at nsrcel.org. There will not be any programme fee. Women who are Indian nationals and are above 18 years of age, having a full-time or co-ownership of a venture, can apply.

The programme will commence with a five-week training through Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be offered on the Swayam platform. 

For the first phase, early-stage start-ups which are not more than 12 months old will be shortlisted. The second and third phases of the programme will have the selected entrepreneurs undergo a two-month virtual launchpad programme, followed by a six-month incubation program designed by Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (InFED), the incubator of IIM-Nagpur and NSRCEL, the startup and innovation hub at IIM Bangalore.

By the end of the programme, the applicants will present their product or prototype, and pitch to a screening committee and investors.

According to reports, programmes like MPWE, Women Startup Program and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, NSRCEL claim to have successfully impacted 15,000 women entrepreneurs across early-stage ventures as well as ventures ready to scale up.

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