Thursday
April 4
2019

18 women-led tech startups bag funding from empoWer accelerator program

By M Devan

The third cohort of empoWer accelerator program, which ran for a whole of 6 months concluded on March 29. At the ‘grand demo day’ which had key stake holders including from the investor community in attendance, Zone Startups India announced the names of 18 women entrepreneurs as the beneficiaries of funding. The women entrepreneurs had been put through the 6-month program that saw training and other sessions conducted by mentors, leaders from the industry and experts from different fields of activity relevant to startups.

This third edition of empoWer had the backing of a galaxy of organisations that included Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (ICCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Ltd. (BSE), as the lead Industry Sponsor. Support came from Department of Science and Technology (GoI), Government of Quebec, Concordia University, La Coop fédérée, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Amazon Launchpad.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Source: The News Minute (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Technology
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accelerators, entrepreneurship, startups, technology, Women