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Women-in-Tech Startup Accelerator Program

Women-in-Tech Startup Accelerator Program

Women-in-Tech Startup Accelerator Program

Women-in-Tech Startup Accelerator program, powered by the Department of Science and Technology, is a 12-week cohort-based program focused on supporting highly innovative and scalable technology ventures led by women entrepreneurs. Female founders interested in acquiring the tools, knowledge, and connections to take their startup to the next level can apply for the Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program.

For more details on the STEP Incubation Program for Women-Led Startups, click here

The objective of the Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program

The primary objective of the Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program is to provide valuable leadership, startup management, and communication skills to entrepreneurs for their rapid growth.

Benefits of the Program

Over 12 weeks of the program, the startup will get connections, mentorship, and access to expert-led workshops to level up their marketing, turnover, and investment. The program offers the following benefits:

  • Expert-led workshops
  • Facilitated group sessions with other entrepreneurs
  • 1-2-1 support
  • Support developing and practicing your pitch
  • Networking and events
  • AWS, Razor pay

Each company accepted into the program will receive an Rs.50000 grant.

Eligible Startups

This program is open to highly innovative and scalable women-led technology startups. The accelerator program is best suited for seed to early-stage revenue-generating tech startups registered in India with its founders and operations based out of India. The Relevant Stakeholders are listed as follows:

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator
  • Investor
  • Mentor
  • Individual
  • Ideation Stage Startup
  • Validation Stage Startup
  • Early Traction Startup
  • Scaling Stage Startup
  • Corporate

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Women-in-Tech Startup Accelerator Program are listed as follows:

  • Technology startups with high growth potential and a highly scalable business model can apply for the program.
  • In addition, applicants must have one woman on the founding team with a substantial equity interest or in a leadership position in the company (C-Suite)
  • Companies within any industry are considered. Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program is most interested in deep-tech startups whose products/services are based on high-tech innovation in engineering or leveraging technologies like AI/ML/AR/VR/Blockchain/etc.
  • The startup has achieved some degree of validation/traction – should have a minimum viable product or service with a market fit, viable commercialization, and scope of scaling
  • A startup legally incorporated and in existence for more than a year can apply for the Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program

Focus Area

IIM Udaipur is looking to collaborate & work with startups on 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, Mobile
  • Offline and Online Aggregator
  • Peer To Peer and Platform 
  • Consulting and Consumer Internet
  • Engineering, E-Commerce
  • Rental, Enterprise Mobility, and Research
  • Sharing Economy, Social Enterprise, and SaaS
  • Subscription Commerce

Relevant Service Type

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

Application Procedure

IIM Udaipur will select up to 15 women entrepreneurs for the Acceleration Program through a two-stage competitive process.

  • To apply for the program, Access the official website of IIM Udaipur Women-In-Tech Accelerator Program.
  • From the homepage click on the apply now option. Provide all mandatory details in the application form and click on submit button.
  • Upon submission of the application, the program manager will then be in touch to let entrepreneurs know if they are invited to an interview in the next stage.
  • In the interview, they will ask questions about the entrepreneur and business to see if they are a good fit for the program. After the interview, the result will be announced.