SAMRIDH AcceleratHER is a personalised and intensive acceleration program that catalyses women-led technology startups to grow, prepares them for raising funds and facilitates investments.
The program is hosted by Zone Startups India in partnership with EntrepreNaari and is supported by the MeitY Startup Hub, Government of India under the SAMRIDH Scheme. The scheme provides a matching funding upto a maximum of INR 40 Lakhs per startup as a co-investment along with other investors in the same round.
Startup Accelerators of MeitY for Product Innovation, Development and Growth (SAMRIDH) is a scheme designed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India to support accelerator programs as they select IT-based startups and help them scale and grow to create positive impact in India.
EntrepreNaari is a community by the gender diversity movement, Aspire For Her, and Navya Nanda’s Project Naveli. It is created to support and enable existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs in India. It offers resources, mentorship, connections, investment opportunities and support to its community of 10K+ members.
ZEN is an engaged and growing community of women entrepreneurs, which is being jointly curated by Zone Startups India and EntrepreNaari. It provides continuous opportunities for learning, finding peer support, mentorship and more.
Join the SAMRIDH AcceleratHER cohort to achieve investor readiness, get connected to investors as well as enjoy investment facilitation of upto INR 40 lakhs from MeitY Startup Hub as a matching scale co-investment alongwith the amount raised from other investors in the round.
See if you meet these criteria to qualify for this opportunity:
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Here’s a look at our selection process.
Submit your application before the deadline. We will then conduct a basic screening process to check whether you are eligible and whether your application is complete.
If you make it through to this round, we will evaluate you on factors like:
If you get to this round, you will undergo a detailed screening process where you will be called for 1-on-1 interviews by a jury panel. You will be evaluated based on factors like
If shortlisted, you will be called to pitch to a panel of eminent jury. The top 5 applicants will be selected to form the cohort.
Program Launch – Inviting applications
Open-door Networking Event at Zone Startups India for prospective applicants
Announcement of Selected Applicants for Round 3 (Enhanced screening)
Virtual Pitch for Final Selection
Announcement of results (Final cohort of 5 startups)
Commencement of the virtual acceleration sessions comprising
intensive training and mentoring post expectation/mentor mapping
Virtual Demo Day Event
Investment facilitation and investment process management