The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment under a new programme will train a group of 30 women entrepreneurs for start-ups. The programme was launched on Monday. The Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT-B has joined hands with WEE to launch a ‘Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Mentorship Program’, with support from Department of Science and Technology and NITI Aayog.
With an aim to improve the visibility of women in the start-up ecosystem, the training will be held between October 7 and December 30. At the end, the best business ideas will be chosen by a jury and given a prize money of Rs 25 lakh. At IIT-B alone, only 10 per cent of the students who have founded start-ups are women.