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"Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship"
National Commission for Women in association with MyGov, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and India SME Forum are inviting applications from the aspiring women entrepreneurs for a training program which is being executed in collaboration with IIM B that provide training, skills and growth opportunities that enable aspiring women entrepreneurs to start and accelerate their businesses.
This initiative aims at helping Women in India to get economically independent.

Launch of the Initiative

Program Benefits

Incubation & Acceleration

Share your ideas of Economic Independence and we will assist you get training from IIM Bangalore in:

Evaluating & Researching Opportunities
Selecting a business
Setting up of an Enterprise
Getting funds and Availing Government Schemes

On successful completion of training, selected women will be mentored, offered access to finance and ideas incubated by India SME Forum.

Eligibility & Target Sectors

All women entrepreneurs from the following verticals but not limited to:

Food (including packaging, processing etc.)
Fashion (including garments, cosmetics etc.)
Handicraft & Handloom
Hospitality & Tourism
Healthcare, Ayush & Wellness
Social Enterprises
Other Services

Phases of the Initiative

Invite applications/ideas from women
Evaluate and Shortlist the best women Entrepreneurs
Final List by Jury Members
Announcement of the selected women beneficiaries
Training Programme
Mentoring/ Incubation/ Acceleration