iCreate launches iWIN365 to support women tech entrepreneurs in G20 countries
The initiative aims to create a global network of women entrepreneurs, incubation centers, mentors, and investors, thereby fostering the development of women-led entrepreneurial capital worldwide.
India, 1st March 2023: iCreate, India’s leading startup incubator, has launched iWIN365; a global platform aimed at supporting women technology entrepreneurs in G20 countries. iWIN365 seeks to inspire and incentivize women to develop, launch and scale their businesses successfully in the market. The platform offers access to a vast network of incubation centres, investors, and mentors, allowing women tech innovators to opt for the best suitable support based on their requirements. Features include a list of incubation partners, funding schemes, incubation and mentorship support, and market access, among others.
The program was unveiled at the Women20 (W20) group meeting in Aurangabad, with the presence of international representatives, including Dr Sandhya Purecha, Chair W20, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister Women & Child Development, Government of India, Shri. Amitabh Kant, Sherpa G20, Dr Gulden Turktan, Founder Chair W20, and Smt. Dharitri Patnaik, Chief Coordinator W20 Secretariat.
iWIN365 is a unique initiative that aims to empower women entrepreneurs to succeed in the tech industry, and its unified portal provides women with a diverse range of offerings to help their startups thrive.
Commenting on the announcement of iWIN365, Dr. Sandhya Purecha, Chair W20, stated, “Our goal of becoming an Atmanirbhar Bharat can come to fruition only when women entrepreneurs contribute significantly to it. Today, India has the 3rd largest startup-ecosystem in the world, and while we are seeing significant strides in women-led innovations, a lot needs to be done in bringing women entrepreneurs to the forefront of this ecosystem. The need of the hour is to create a robust support network that will not just enable women entrepreneurs to successfully launch their ventures but also help them create a mark in the global start-up landscape. I congratulate iCreate and all of the partners who have joined hands to promote women entrepreneurship and write India’s next big success story.”
Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Avinash Punekar, CEO, iCreate, Secretariate of Startup20 said, “At iCreate, our vision has always been to harness the entrepreneurial capital of this country by supporting innovations that can act as a game changers for the Indian economy, and we believe that women entrepreneurs are an integral part of this growth story. Today, 18 percent of startups in India are led by at least one woman founder or co-founder, and of these, the number of unicorns and potential unicorns has gone up to around 36 in 2022. Through this initiative, our goal is to create an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs to successfully build and scale their ventures. I wholeheartedly thank all our partners who have joined us in this mission of empowering women entrepreneurs to innovate, accelerate excel and successfully achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.”
iWIN365 aims to promote awareness and encourage more women innovators to join by conducting various events such as AMA sessions, webinars, bootcamps, and fireside chats. Women-led start-ups, who have demonstrated market traction and are registered with any of the G20 nations, are eligible to participate in the program. Additionally, partner organizations focused on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment can also associate themselves with these year-long activities and support women-led innovations.