Women across India face many hurdles to start their own business. Family ties & restrictions, role conflicts, lack of education, mobility, availability of finance, male-dominated industries are to name a few. However, there has been a significant increase in women entrepreneurs in India but at a lower rate. The partial credit of the rise also goes to social acceptance of women as entrepreneurs, better access to education & finance.
herSTART is an initiative by GUSEC with the support of TiE Ahmedabad and other partners of the program, to provide young, aspiring women entrepreneurs a platform to start-up and their talent a boost. This special initiative will be a boot camp and pre-incubation program for women-led startup ideas.
Application window for herSTART is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
Women below 30 years of age
Women to be founder/cofounder of the idea
Idea or MVP Stage
Should not have received any grants before
Please read the following eligibility requirements before applying for herSTART:
Cash Prizes of INR 10 Lacs
Access to Markets in Israel and UK
Access to Surge Support of Upto INR 2 Lacs
Cloud Credits of upto USD 20000
British Library Memberships
Free Co-working Space For 3 Months
Access to Mentorship
Incubation at GUSEC