‘Ample opportunities in store for women entrepreneurs’

An overwhelming response to WE-Hub initiative is making the State government explore other options under which more women entrepreneurs can be accommodated.

Stating this at a programme organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) here on Tuesday, IT and Industries Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said at the maximum 125 entrepreneurs could be accommodated under the government initiative limited by space constraints. However, those left out need not be disappointed, he said.

“We have been talking to various organisations to facilitate them...,” he said, pointing out that the applicants could be categorised under early stage start-ups, matured ones and those looking to scale up operations.

Organisations such as FLO and Youth FLO could associate with the government and help aspiring women entrepreneurs who could not join We-Hub. Measures to extend assistance could be in the form of conducting a boot camp to give shape to their business ideas, extend assistance in preparing the prototype and brief them about the channels they could tap for financial support.

WE-Hub, he explained, is broadly based on the lines of T-Hub incubator.

Mr. Ranjan presented FICCI FLO Women Achievers Awards 2017-18. The recipients included Inspector General of Police Swati Lakra, obstetrician Dr. Evita Fernandez, teenage mountaineer S. Jaahnavi, social worker Rubina Mazhar and Meera Shenoy of Youth4Jobs.

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