About WOMENPreneur

In order to facilitate the creation of a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, grant bodies and mentor support we are launching “WOMENPreneur” – A national contest for aspiring women entrepreneur. WOMENPreneur aims to identify a pool of impact innovators that have developed or are developing the commercially feasible solution to socio-economic problems.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA {Social entrepreneurship (For-profit/NGO/Section 8)}

  • Ventures in which woman or a group of women holds maximum percentage of shares.
  • The plan should solve a critical social and/or environmental problem in an innovative, transformational way.
  • The mission and practices of the venture must focus on quantifiable social return.
  • Start-ups which have been incorporated more than two years ago (i.e. registered on or before 1st January 2016) are not eligible to participate in the Womenpreneur 2017. Unregistered ventures that are operational are allowed to submit their entries.
  • There is no age restriction on any individual to participate.
  • Individual and team participation is allowed in the competition.
  • Ventures that have acquired funding from external investor-networks (angels, VC’s, etc) cannot participate. We believe in promoting start-ups that require assistance in the form of seed capital, mentoring and various types of consultancies.

Note: Teams can be asked to provide proof of the above at any time during the competition cycle.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA {Women Professionals: Women-led Startups}

  • Ventures in which woman or a group of women holds maximum percentage of shares are eligible.
  • Start-ups which have been incorporated more than two years ago (i.e. registered on or before 1st January 2016) are not eligible to participate in the Business segment of WOMENPreneur! 2017. Unregistered ventures that are operational are allowed to submit their entries.
  • There is no restriction on any individual to participate.
  • Individual and team participation is allowed in the competition.
  • Ventures that have acquired funding from external investor-networks (angels, VC’s, etc) cannot participate. We believe in promoting start-ups that require assistance in the form of seed capital, mentoring and various types of consultancies.

Note: Teams can be asked to provide proof of the above at any time during the competition cycle.

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Age Group: 14-25years
  • Women Students pursuing any full time or part time course from a recognized University or Institution are eligible. Students who have graduated after November 2016 are also eligible.
  • Students with a startup idea, developed prototype and have pilot experience or proof of concept can apply.
  • All innovative business ideas (Social/commercial) are eligible in this category.
  • There is no restriction on any individual to participate. Anyone, across the nation, can participate.
  • Maximum members per team allowed are 2.
  • Cash Award.
  • Virtual classes.
  • Co-working Space.
  • Pool of BEST mentors.
  • FREE incubation facilities.
  • Capacity building workshops.
  • Access to AIC, Banasthali network.
  • Access to the world-class lab in the campus.
  • Funding opportunities ( after successful completion of incubation).
  • Support from AIC Banasthali in building an Operational and financial model.
Date
Activity
20-Dec-2017 Launch of Womenpreneur, inviting applications
30-Jan-2018 Last date of free registration
28-Feb-2018 Announcements of results
09 to 11-March 2018 Foundation Workshop and Final Pitch at Banasthali Vidyapith
April to August 2018 Incubation program for top 5 startups from each segment
Sept-Oct 2018 Accelerator Program & Demo Day