The goal of the iAspire: All Women Technology Startup Accelerator Cohort for Women Founders is to equip women with the tools they need to co-create a table, not just a seat. iAspire serves as a catalyst for women to reach their full potential and form a community of entrepreneurs.
Startupindia is hosting ‘iAspire,’ a female-focused accelerator program that will help women entrepreneurs scale their businesses through mentoring, business advice, and fundraising!
- iAspire: All Women Technology Startup Accelerator Cohort for Women Founders aims to give women the tools necessary to co-create a table and not just a seat in the startup ecosystem.
- iAspire serves as a catalyst for women to reach their full potential and form a community of entrepreneurs.
- Top 20 Startups will be selected pan India across industries and given access to corporate perks and coworking spaces.
- Total VC funding for women founders has dropped from 11% to 2.5% since 2019.
DETAILED 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 :
>Cyber Security / IT / ITES
>Commerce / Retail / Marketplace
>Education / Training
>Food / Beverages
>Hotels / Catering / Tourism
>Sports / Media / Culture
>Textile / Clothing / Fashion
>Travel / Transport
iAspire: All Women Technology Startup Accelerator Cohort
iAspire for Women Founders aims 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 a leverage for women to realise their fullest potential and form a community of business visionaries
VISIBILITY & NETWORKS | ACCESS TO CAPITAL | FOCUSED MENTORSHIP
Where Are The Women Founders?
> Total VC funding for women founders has dropped from 11% to 2.5% since 2019
> 15.7 million women-owned enterprises represent only 20% of all enterprises
> Many are owned only “on paper” by women but in fact not run by them
> Limited access to business and technical skills
> Lack of visibility and integration due to systemic violence
Up to 1,000,00 USD in corporate perks offered by IA across 200 platforms
A Total gash grant of ₹500,000.00 offered by IA to the top 3 startups
> 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
Procedure Post Submission
Top 20 Startups will be selected pan India across industries and given access to corporate perks and coworking spaces
Establishing benchmarks and clarity in understanding the hygiene of the startup by working on internationally acclaimed strategies that can be adopted in the day-to-day operations of the business
Understanding key challenges faced by the founders and their entrepreneurial journeys while working on business functions, revenue modeling, scale and sustainability of their startup
Mapping market growth potential, building connections within the community, and gauging and all-round awareness of the ecosystem for future business planning
Accessing fundraising opportunities through investors and competing for up to an INR 5 Lakh grant