Women Entrepreneurs Quest 2017


Women Entrepreneur Quest 2017

Top 10 winners of WEQ 2017 will be awarded an all-expenses-paid experiential learning visit to Silicon Valley, US.  

Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2017 is a competition designed to strengthen and build a dynamic and supportive ecosystem for women entrepreneurs in India. The objective of this competition is to encourage, promote and showcase technology start-ups, founded by women entrepreneurs thus complementing the Government of India’s program of National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.  

Supported under a joint partnership since 2014 between Anita Borg Institute India (ABI India), the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), WEQ identifies and rewards talented women entrepreneurs who are founders of technical ventures. WEQ is not just a popular contest but a comprehensive platform that provides mentoring, learning and networking opportunities for real business growth.

Eligibility Criteria for WEQ 2017

  • The applicant must be a woman.
  • The applicant must be a founder/co-founder of an early stage technology startup.
  • The startup must be an Indian operating and registered entity and should be under 7 years of operation as on 31st July 2017.
  • The startup needs to be primarily driven by technology and can cover any sector of technology such as the Internet, Mobile, Clean Tech, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Web-based applications, Cloud, IT Enabled Services, Agriculture, Energy, Education, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare Applications, Social Media and any impact making social sector.
  • Winners of past WEQ contests are not eligible to apply.

WEQ 2017 Press Release

Winners of WEQ 2017



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