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Rajasthan Women Entrepreneurship Program 2020

Transform Your Business Venture

 

Fully Funded One-Day Virtual Workshop

For Early Stage Women Entrepreneurs

A North India Office (U.S. Embassy, New Delhi)

Funded Initiative

About The Program

The Rajasthan Women Entrepreneurship Program 2020 is a bootcamp to support existing ambitious and innovative women entrepreneurs hailing from Rajasthan by enabling them to transform their business venture into a sustainable enterprise.

 

The Program is designed to enhance the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of women leading early stage ventures. The North India Office of the U.S. Embassy,  New Delhi (through funding by Mission India) is conducting this program for women entrepreneurs in Rajasthan in coordination with Nexus and with ACIR#USinNorthIndia

Jaipur -

21st

October

Udaipur-

22th October

Jodhpur - 27th 

October

Kota -

29th October

 
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Benefits

Fully sponsored by the U.S. Department of State

Get mentored by top women entrepreneurs

Top 3 finalists to be incubated by the leading Nexus Incubation Program

Peer to Peer learning

Foster collaborations

Build a strong local network

 
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Process

The Program provides business knowledge for entrepreneurs to build sustainable  businesses through a one-day virtual workshop. 25 entrepreneurs will be selected from each one of the 4 cities - Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Kota.

Selected entrepreneurs will be invited to an advanced two-day virtual workshop where they  will undergo more in-depth, advanced business training. 

Three women entrepreneurs will be be selected to be a part of the 9-week intensive Nexus Incubation Program in New Delhi where they will focus on developing and scaling up their businesses alongside the top startups in India. A travel subsidy will be provided to the selected candidates in case of a physical program.

About Nexus  

Nexus is fully sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is considered one of the premier incubation programs in the country. Since its inception in 2017, Nexus has supported 113 startups who have gone on to raise over $8.2 million in grant and equity funding.

 
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Only women entrepreneurs are eligible to apply
     

  • Applicant should be the founder or
    co-founder of the venture

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age and have Indian nationality/residence

  • Participants must have a working knowledge of English as all classes will be in English.  For finalists who are selected to go to Nexus, the U.S. Embassy may provide opportunities to improve their English skills.

  • Applicants must be from Rajasthan to apply

     

 
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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply?


  • Only women entrepreneurs are eligible to apply
  • Applicant should be the founder or co-founder of the venture
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age and have Indian nationality/residence
  • Participants must have a working knowledge of English as all classes will be in English. For finalists who are selected to go to Nexus, the U.S. Embassy may provide opportunities to improve their English skills.
  • Applicants must be from Rajasthan to apply




How to apply?


To apply please fill this online form




How will I know if I am selected?


In case you are selected you will be informed via email on your registered email ID by 10th October 2020.




What are the eligibility criteria for the advanced 2 day workshop?


  • Be innovative. The startups must have some kind of an innovative process or products that they are introducing to the market.
  • Have intellectual property rights protected or have a plan for their protection.
  • Registered or plan to register in Rajasthan
  • Should be comfortable with both spoken/written English or willing to undergo a training program for English improvement. The U.S. Embassy can provide program options for English training as needed.
  • Preference will be given to those start-ups with the potential to grow outside of Rajasthan and/or India.




What are the selection criteria for the workshop?


This program is for women entrepreneurs from Rajasthan. Startup applicants for the one-day workshops will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Startups past the idea stage with a proof-of-concept (POC) are preferred
  • Relevance of the problem in the region
  • In accordance with Startup India's definition, A startup must be less than 10 years old and have an annual turnover of less than 100 crore (US$14 million).
  • The startups must have a woman founder/co founder leading the startup




Where can I reach out for more details?


For more details please feel free to contact us on info@startupnexus.in




Is there any fee for this program?


No. The program is fully-funded.




Which platform will be used for online workshops?


All the workshops will be conducted on Zoom, you will recieve a link to join on your selection. Learn how to join meetings on Zoom by watching these short videos - Hindi Tutorial | English Tutorial





For more details contact us at info@startupnexus.in

 

About ACIR

About NIO

The Alliance for Commercialization and Innovation Research (ACIR) is an American non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization providing consulting, training and program management services in the fields of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship.

 

ACIR has successfully run entrepreneurship programs around world including South Korea, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and the United States, with the most recent being the Nexus Incubator and Startup Hub in New Delhi, India  (www.startupnexus.in).

The North India Office (NIO) of the U.S. Embassy was created in 2015 to engage with approximately 400 million people in eight north Indian states and territories: the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand; and the Union Territory of Chandigarh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.  

 

The objective of NIO is to expand links between the United States in this dynamic region by promoting people-to-people ties. The Office also seeks to strengthen relationships with state and local governments, business communities, academic institutions, and civil society. The North India Office is committed to expand these valuable partnerships, relationships, and exchanges.

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