Summit for women entrepreneurs
New Delhi: With a view to highlight women efforts in the startup ecosystem, assess opportunities and connect them with the business eco-system, NASSCOM 10,000 startups program announced the Change Makers Summit 2016. The day-long event is scheduled to take place on October 7, 2016 in Bengaluru. From receiving less than 2% applications from Women founders in the first year to having more than 10% of the total applications in 2016, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups program has seen a great rise in the number of women taking up tech entrepreneurship.
The Summit would provide women lead startups access to knowledge sessions, funding options via SME lending, access to the angel investor networks, and accelerator and incubation support. The team has received a total of 280 applications so far and evaluation is in process. Interestingly, maximum number of applications received is from the booming e-commerce sector followed by fintech, artificial intelligence and IoT.
The Change Makers Summit has partnered with SonderConnect, India's leading platform for women entrepreneurs and Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE) for the event.