Big focus on women entrepreneurs at #StartUpIndia initiative
India’s top women entrepreneurs will be at the StartUp Day initiative organised by the government of India, led by DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant. Radhika Agarwal of Shopclues, Suchi Mukherjee of Limeroad, Priyanka Gill of PopXo, Pranshu Patni of Culture Alley and many other female founders will be present at this mega event.
The event celebrate the power of entrepreneurship in India and will be attended by CEOs and founders of top startups (over 2000) from across the country. Different panel discussions through the day will put the spotlight on incubation, innovation, growth, funding and creativity. The closing session will be addressed by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who will formally launch the initiative and unveil the startup Action Plan.
Some of biggest global startup owner will be present including Uber Technologies founder Travis Kalanick, Soft-Bank founder Masayoshi Son along with other prominent names from the world of startups like Ola, OyoRooms, Practo etc. They are arriving to participate in this special gathering being held on January 16 in Delhi.
A special panel featuring the top female startup stars is central to the day’s agenda. Among the speakers on this panel are Pranshu Patni of Culture Alley, Nidhi Agarwal of Kaaryah, Shanti Mohan of LetsVenture, Shraddha Sharma of Your Story, Sairee Chahal of SheroesIndia. They will be in conversation with another successful startup owner, journalist & television anchor, Shaili Chopra of SheThePeople.TV
StartUps embody creativity and innovation of young India, said Ratan Tata who has been fostering and investing in several new companies over the last two years include in taxi offering Ola. “We are going through transformation… There is a whole new world out there. Startups embody creativity and innovation of young India… While evaluating a startup investment, I see if the idea excites me,” he said at an event here.
DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant is spearheading the entire StartUp India initiative and is very bullish on the power of Indian entrepreneurs to transform the growth story. Kant speaking at a special event organised by SheThePeople said that “women can help India grow at 11-12%.”
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is organizing this event along with Invest India and startup ecosystem players iSpirt, YourStory, NASSCOM, SheThePeople.TV and Kairos Society and youth wings of FICCI and CII.