StartupWind on-boards 6,000 women entrepreneurs across India as part of the Women Startup Programme conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore!

StartupWind provides digital platform for ideation, design thinking, business model canvas and business planning to augment the video based training program delivered by NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore.

Santa Clara, February 15th, 2018 – StartupWind Inc, has on-boarded over 6,000 women entrepreneurs as a platform partner of IIM Bangalore’s Women Startup Programme that will provide training, mentoring, networking and financial support to budding Indian women entrepreneurs. The programme is for women of all ages and educational backgrounds who have been thinking about starting a venture and not knowing how to do it. The IIM Bangalore programme is coupled with the software framework and tools provided by StartupWind to help women entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

The Women Startup Programme offers:

  1. Rs. 3.6 lakh stipend for each winner
  2. Prototyping grant
  3. Incubation, Legal and compliance support and office infrastructure
  4. A trip to Israel for selected startups
  5. Mentoring and networking opportunities
  6. StartupWind’s Social networking, ideation and business planning platform

The programme will be conducted in four stages that will include a massive open online course, a boot camp at satellite centers, a boot camp at IIM Bangalore followed by incubation and financial assistance. StartupWind is the platform partner for the programme and will provide the ideation and business model canvas platform for the women entrepreneurs.

Talking about this massive initiative, Professor Suresh Bhagvatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore said, “StartupWind provides a simple and frictionless way to create ideas and share them with their peers and expert mentors to get network feedback. The speed and quality of feedback is very compelling. StartupWind team has worked like true partners and are providing excellent support to make the Woman Startup Programme a success.”

While talking about StartupWind, Aarathi Prasad, Assistant Manager , EdTech at IIM Bangalore said, “StartupWind is helping us educate and coach the women entrepreneurs in seamless manner using intuitive tools and resources. We are excited about StartupWind for number of reasons. The platform gives entrepreneurs access to all the tools necessary to get started with their venture right from ideation to business canvases to elevator pitch. The ease of use, extensive feedback capabilities and ability to conduct a competition are the capabilities that were major reasons why we chose StartupWind as a platform partner for the Women Startup Programme. During the Women Startup Programme, the participating women innovators will be able to build their idea, customer feedback and lean model canvasses and get feedback directly from mentors online.”

Bharath Raj Sreeram, who is the Lead of Woman Startup Programme at IIM Bangalore shared his thoughts on the synergy, “StartupWind is a brilliant platform which has eased our lives in our business incubator program. It is a unified platform that seamlessly integrates all the requirements of our entrepreneurs and startups from ideation to implementation. This simple and seamless platform helps entrepreneurs post their idea, share it amongst the ecosystem and receive real-time feedback. We have adapted this platform for our ‘Women Startup Programme‘ as it provides easy access to help thousands of participants from all over India who are starting their ventures on our blended model of online-offline training. StartupWind enables us to eradicate tons of manual and logistical work while conducting the competition and enables us to make an impact for the nation-wide entrepreneurs.”

Naren Patil, founder of StartupWind said, “StartupWind team is very excited about partnering with IIM Bangalore’s Women’s Startup Programme. The initiative is attuned with StartupWind’s mission to promote entrepreneurship in US and India at grass root levels. The digital platform would enable any entrepreneurs who are developing their ventures, from ideation to a business plan. We are looking forward to supporting and helping 6,000 women entrepreneurs not only with the StartupWind platform but also with best practices from Silicon Valley.

About StartupWind:

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate and fund startups.

Please visit www.startupwind.com for more information.

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