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iAspire: All Women Technology Startup Accelerator Program (India)

Organisation: Startup India

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Mentoring
  • Gender equality in media
  • Media literacy

Funding Size: $500,000 USD

Deadline: 30/11/2021

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Women Founder of Startup Registered under Company’s Act 2013
    – Technology Seed Stage Startup showing Early Traction
    – Operations must be based in and out of India
    – Available for a dedicated program for 6 months
    – Drive to compete across applicants pan India and secure cash funds and perks
    – Startups from all industries are invited
  • Funding Type: Programmatic
  • Target Country: India
  • Application Language: English

Startup India has launched the applications for iAspire: All Women Technology Startup Accelerator Program to give women the tools necessary to co-create a table and not just a seat in the startup ecosystem.

Participants experience hands-on advisory support to maximize growth, gain specialized industry insights and prepare for fundraising and investment opportunities. Focusing on the key challenges faced in their journeys, iAspire acts as leverage for women to realise their fullest potential and form a community of business visionaries.

  • Outcomes:
    – Peer group support with like-minded women
    – Access to corporate credits such as AWS, IBM Cloud
    – Explore investment opportunities
    – Understand financial management, strategy, HR, operations
    – Focused review and update business model and resilience / recovery strategy
    – Enhance presentation and public speaking skills
    – Gain domain knowledge from industry leaders and experts
    – Network effectively and expand learning community
    – Identify and tackle challenges with expert advice
    – Shortlisted Startups will be offered long term onboarding benefits under India Accelerator
  • Fiscal Incentives
    – Up to 1,000,00 USD in corporate perks offered by IA across 200 platforms
    – A Total cash grant of 500,000.00 offered by IA to the top 3 startups
  • Non-Fiscal Incentives
    – Guided mentorship support
    – Master Classes and focused work
    – Deep dive sessions to work on business strategies
    – Digital marketing and PR support
    – Fast Pitch Sessions and Demo Days
    – Networking opportunities in the community
    – Access to co-working spaces in Gurugram
    – Access to opportunities for fundraising with India Accelerator’s Network

For more information and to apply see here.

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