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AWEspiring Program 2021 – Enterprise Buildup Program for Women Entrepreneurs

AWEspiring Program 2021 – Enterprise Buildup Program for Women Entrepreneurs

AWEspiring Program 2021 is an initiative of Atal Incubation Centre, Banasthali Vidyapith to support women-led startups for building their dream business. The key objective of this Enterprise Build-up Program is to nurture aspiring Women Entrepreneurs of all stages from Idea, Market Validation to Revenue generation hailing from seven Northern states of India. Upon selection, Women Entrepreneurs shall be onboarded for Enterprise Build-up Program. The current article briefs the AWEspiring Program 2021.

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The key objective of the AWEspiring Program

  • The main objective of the program is to train women entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses and to create a sustainable business model.
  • This program also aims to support women’s startups by covering the critical elements of creating a sustainable and scalable business
  • AWEspiring Program aims to provide a one on one mentoring support to women entrepreneurs from industry experts and mentors.

Atal Incubation Centre, Banasthali Vidyapith

Atal Incubation Centre, Banasthali Vidyapith has partnered with U.S. Embassy, New Delhi To develop and implement Academy for Women E Entrepreneurs (AWE).  AIC is India’s first and probably the largest women-centric Business Incubator solely supporting women-led startups.

AWEspiring Program 2021
AWEspiring Program 2021

AIC is well supported by the Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Department of Science and Technology, and DPIIT Startup India through which it offers seed funding support to Startups. AIC is now calling Women entrepreneurs to apply for the 3 months program on building the business.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for AWEspiring Program 2021 is listed as follows:

  • Any woman entrepreneur running a formal/informal business for over 2 years can apply for the program.
  • To apply for the program, the Women entrepreneurs must be between 25-45 years of age.
  • The Startup/business should be registered/functional in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan
  • The entrepreneur having domicile from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan can also apply

Incentives Offered

AWEspiring Program 2021 offers the following type of Non-Fiscal Incentives to eligible women entrepreneurs:

  • AWEspiring Program 2021 offers Business Modeling support to the participants
  • Mentoring sessions and Knowledge Sessions are also part of this incubator program. This session will be very helpful for entrepreneur to build their business.
  • This incubation program supports Business Growth & Expansion
  • Network & Collaboration will be given to the to eligible women entrepreneurs:
  • The selected entrepreneur will get access to credits from- AWS, ZOHO, and Razorpay
  • Dream Builder Program (Certificate from Freeport-McMoRan and Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management) will be offered to the participants.

Focus Area

AWEspiring Program 2021 is looking to collaborate & work with startups in any of the following themes:

  • Analytics and Advertising
  • Architecture Interior Design
  • AR VR (Augmented + Virtual Reality)
  • Automotive, Art & Photography
  • Animation, Chemicals, and Computer Vision
  • Telecommunication & Networking
  • Construction, Agriculture, and Aeronautics Aerospace & Defence
  • AI, Green Technology, and Events
  • Fashion, Finance Technology, and Enterprise Software
  • Food & Beverages, Design and Dating Matrimonial
  • Education, Renewable Energy, and Technology Hardware
  • Healthcare & Lifesciences
  • Internet Of Things and IT Services
  • Human Resources, Marketing, and Nanotechnology
  • Non-Renewable Energy, Pets & Animals
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Retail and  House-Hold Services
  • Professional & Commercial Services
  • Sports, Social Impact and Social Network
  • Textiles & Apparel
  • Transportation & Storage
  • Logistics, Travel & Tourism
  • Security Solutions Indic Language Startups
  • Airport Operations
  • Real Estate and Other Specialty Retailers
  • Safety, Robotics, and Passenger Experience
  • Biotechnology, Waste Management
  • Toys And Games

Relevant Service Type

  • Government, Hyperlocal
  • Discovery and Location-Based Services
  • Manufacturing, Marketplace, and Mobile
  • Offline, Online Aggregator
  • Peer To Peer and Platform
  • Consulting, Consumer Internet, and Rental
  • Engineering and E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Mobility, Research, and Sharing Economy
  • Social Enterprise, SaaS, and Subscription Commerce

TimeLine of AWEspiring Program 2021

Application Opens 15th January 2022
Deadline to Apply 6th February 2022
Application Result Date 16th February 2022

Application Procedure for AWEspiring Program 2021

  • To apply for the AWEspiring Program 2021, the applicant needs to access the official website of Atal Incubation Centre, Banasthali Vidyapith. From the home page click on the program option and then select the AWEspiring Program from the list.
  • The link will redirect to a new page, click on the application open option to proceed further. AWEspiring Program 2021 application page will be displayed.
  • Provide all the mandatory details such as Name of the Startup, Details of the Founder, Contact Number of the Founder, Date of Registration of the Enterprise/Startup, and State from which the Startup is registered.
  • After furnishing the details, click on submit to apply for the incubator program. The application will be scrutinized by the prescribed officer.
  • Upon selection, the entrepreneur shall be onboarded for a 3-Month Enterprise Build-up Program.