Women Entrepreneurs Quest

Women Entrepreneurs Quest

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.