Women Startup Program 2020


About Women Startup Program:

The Women Startup Program is designed to support and mentor ambitious women entrepreneurs and help them to grow from ideation to venture stage by nurturing their entrepreneurial and managerial skills.  As a part of this program the selected ideas will be extended incubation support, mentorship, and networking opportunity.

With an objective to support and encourage women entrepreneurs of the country, IIM Visakhapatnam has  partnered  again with NSRCEL, IIMB to conduct  . The Institute has successfully mentored and trained 25 women entrepreneurs under Women Startup Program 2018. 

IIM Visakhapatnam in partnership with NSRCEL, welcomes the women entrepreneurs to apply to this unique program and witness a learning experience like never before!



This program is open for all women entrepreneurs with the following eligibility conditions:

  • Should be the Founder/Co-Founder
  • Should be over 18 years of age
  • Should have Indian nationality/residence


Stages of Women Startup Program 2020:

Stage 1:

 A five-week training through Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be offered on the Swayam platform.

Stage 2:

 A two-month virtual launchpad program where the selected startups will work towards developing their prototype.

Stage 3:

The Finalists will undergo a six-month incubation program which is designed by NSRCEL and its partner institutes where they will work on product development and scaling up. At the end, the incubated startups will pitch their prototype/products to the Screening Committee.

On completion of the program:

On successful completion of the program, the women entrepreneurs will have:

  • Access to legal and compliance support extended to all NSRCEL alumni.
  • They will become part of the NSRCEL ecosystem, by which they can connect with fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts and academicians.
  • They will also become part pf the IIMV ecosystem, by which they can connect with the students, alumni, faculty, and industry experts
  • They will also get the opportunity to pitch to investors.

Performance Evaluation:

The performance and progress of the ventures will be monitored and tracked on a quarterly basis for a year by IIMV and NSRCEL.  

Where to apply:

For more details and application click on: APPLY NOW

 "Women Who Ventured: Meet the successful entrepreneurs from IIM Visakhapatnam's Women Startup Program cohort"
18th August 2020 
from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

"Acing the MOOC- Meet and hear from the successful entrepreneurs from IIM Visakhapatnam's Women Startup Program cohort"


23rd September 2020 from 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm. https://iimv-ac-in.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-2rpzwiH9aAdoda2nZfsJxA6zd_ETFf



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