Indian Institute of Management Nagpur started functioning in 2015 under the guidance and mentorship of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). IIM Nagpur aims to innovatively address the needs of a modern India, connecting aspirations and realities to attain benchmarks that are respected internationally. One of the core areas of our work is entrepreneurship and innovation. To further entrepreneurship in Maharashtra, we have partnered with IIM Bangalore and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to incubate 10 women led start-ups from across Maharashtra.
Women across the world have overcome many hurdles to start their own business; social stigmas, lack of access to higher education, financial unavailability are to name a few. However, there has been an increase in women entrepreneurs in India but at a lower rate. To help tackle the problems faced by women, N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at IIM Bangalore in collaboration with other premium institutions is offering Women Startup Programme (WSP). These institutions help bring together women entrepreneurs from across the country under a single platform with uniform implementation.
The Women Startup Programme stimulates aspiring entrepreneurs to systematically think through their venture idea. This programme is supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Goldman Sachs. The programme helps women to develop entrepreneurial skill sets to help from ideation to implementation stage and develop managerial skill sets that will help them start and grow their venture.