I-WIN Programme for Women Entrepreneurs

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 I-WIN Programme for Women Entrepreneurs

I-Venture @ ISB (Indian School of Business)  in its efforts to provide increased acceleration assistance to women-founded / co-founded start-ups has launched the ‘Women of Innovation (I-WIN)’ program. I-WIN aims to mentor and handhold women entrepreneurs to scale up their business modules and, in the process, pave new growth trajectories. Sector agnostic start-ups with a minimum of one-year incorporation and proof of concept stage ventures can apply and reap the benefits of the I-WIN program.

The objective of the I-WIN Programme

I-Venture @ ISB’s Women of Innovation Program aims to provide acceleration support to women-founded / co-founded start-ups by handholding entrepreneurs through their scaling-up journey.

I-WIN Program
I-WIN Program

Program Offerings

The I-WIN Programme will offer the following benefits to women entrepreneurs:

  • Fine-tune business model will be offered to women startup
  • Go to Market strategies, Process Standardization and Internationalisation Support will be provided to startups
  • The eligible startups will also get the Pilot opportunities and Fundraising
  • Engagement with domain experts will be provided to women entrepreneurs
  • Networking and Startup Kit will be provided to startups
  • Strategic Partnerships and ecosystem building

Eligible Startup for I-WIN Programme

The following type of startups can apply for the I-WIN e Accelerator Program

  • Individual
  • Early Traction Startup
  • Scaling Stage Startup
  • Corporate

Eligibility Criteria

Any Individual/Startup who is eligible under any of given below categories can apply for the I-WIN Programme:

  • Women who founded / co-founded start-ups can apply for the I-WIN Programme
  • To apply for the program, the startup should have a minimum of 1 year from Incorporation.
  • Both not-for-profit and for-profit ventures can apply for the accelerator program
  • Minimum Proof of Concept stage ventures.
  • Sector agnostic startups are eligible for the program.

Focus Area

I-WIN  Startup Accelerator Program is looking to collaborate & work with startups in any of the following themes:

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

Other Specialty Retailers, Safety and Robotics, Toys And Games

Service Type

The relevant service type for I-WIN accelerator Program is as follows:

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

TimeLine of I-WIN Accelerator Program

Application Opens 3rd January 2022
Deadline to Apply 31st January 2022
Application Result Date 25h February 2021

Application Procedure

I-WIN Accelerator Program Applications will be open from 3rd January 2022 to 31st January 2022. The applicant is required to access the official webpage of Startup India.

  • From the home page click on the Programs option and then select View all active programs.
  • By clicking on the Accelerator Programme from the new page, the list of active programs will be displayed. Click on the I-WIN Accelerator Program, the link will redirect to a new page
  • Click on the apply now option; the Startup India login page will be displayed.
  • The existing users of Startup India can log in to the portal to apply for the program
  • New users need to register on the portal to get the user credential. By clicking on the register now option, the applicant can provide all mandatory details for registration.
  • The eligible applicants will be shortlisted and the 3-month engagement will be provided to startups.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called on demo day to pitch about the startups. Final results will be announced on 25th February  2022.

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