IIM-V launches Women Startup Programme

After the huge success of the first round of the woman startup programme (WSP), the IIM, Visakhapatnam, through its specialised entity of IIM Visakhapatnam Foundation for Incubation, Entrepreneurial Learning & Development (IIMV-FIELD), has launched the second round, in collaboration with the IIMB Innovations (IIMBI), a constituent of Nadathur S Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) of the IIM, Bengaluru.

The IIMV-FIELD, in partnership with the IIMBI, is inviting applications for the Women Startup Programme, 2020.

Women entrepreneurs working in any sector are eligible to apply. The applicant should be a resident of India and should be above 18 years of age. She should be the founder or the co-founder of an idea or a venture.

Module details

The early-stage-idea startups (not more than 12 months old) will be shortlisted for the first phase of the programme. It commences with a five-week training through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), offered on the SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-learning for Young Aspiring Minds) platform of the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

In the second and third phases, the selected entrepreneurs will undergo a two-month virtual launchpad programme followed by a six-month incubation programme designed by the NSRCEL and the IIMV-FIELD. They will present their products and prototypes, making pitch to a screening committee.

More information are available at

programs/wsp-2020. For application, intersted candidates can visit or

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