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Apply for empoWer – an Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs


empoWer – India’s first accelerator program for women entrepreneurs is now officially launched.

Apply Now, if you think you have what it takes to be part of the India’s first accelerator for women entrepreneurs building tech-enabled businesses complete with mentoring, workshops, case studies of successful women led startups, industry connect, peer network,  investor connect and over 60 lakhs in cash and professional services. 

We will select 15 women entrepreneurs out of the applications we receive.

 Top performers of the 6 week accelerator program will get


– 3 women entrepreneurs get seed funding from sponsor partners.
– GIZ jury selected 3 entrepreneurs get equivalent to INR 21 Lakhs worth of services from professional organizations of their choice

– 3 months equity free acceleration at Zone Startups India for all program participants, valued at INR 75 Lakhs.

– 1 jury’s choice winner gets a 1-week, all expenses paid soft-landing at DMZ, Toronto – North America’s #1 business incubator

– Branding and design identity package worth INR 5 Lakhs for 1 woman entrepreneur from DCCPER.

It would be a weekly (Friday & Saturday) program hosted in Mumbai with most travel and accommodation cost of Non Mumbai Based Participants covered. 

To apply and get more details about the program, visit empoWer  

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  1. hi prachi,

    this is a great initiative by Zone Startups India!! you might want to add that in the intro para so folks can connect the dots!

    also, pls mention the LAST DATE TO APPLY.


  2. another clarification prachi – you’ve mentioned tech-enabled business – is there any other criteria for the startups – any particular verticals?

    could you also share the calendar of both mumbai and bangalore programs? 

  3. wow… another accelerator?

    Can you share with me which according to you has been the BEST accelerator so far in India?

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