With the recent travel ban and advisories issued by the Indian and U.S. Governments due to the Coronavirus situation, and in light of the U. S. Embassy cancelling all current and future visa appointments in India for an indefinite period of time, BHAVAN awardees are advised to NOT seek the DS2019 documentation from their U.S. Host as yet. For those BHAVAN awardees who have received DS 2019 form/valid visa, please note that no outward travel will be approved until further notice. As soon as the situation improves, we will get in touch with you with the next steps. Until then, please practice social distancing and stay safe and healthy.
We understand that BHAVAN Awardees currently in the U.S. may face some uncertainty and travel restrictions in returning to India. However, for those who wish to return to India now, IUSSTF will make arrangements to facilitate the same.
Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 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.
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Congratulations to the Top 10 winners of this year’s Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ)! WEQ — an annual contest sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and AnitaB.org India in partnership with Indo-U.S Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) — WEQ Contest rewards exceptional technology startups founded by women entrepreneurs !