Director, Gender Inclusion Programs | Zone Startups India
Prachi started her career with Zone Startups India in early 2015, as the manager of the startup community. Identified early on as a leader, she was fast-tracked to be the Program Lead of empoWer, India’s first tech accelerator for women entrepreneurs, and later as the founding member of setting up the Axis Bank accelerator program at Thought Factory in Bangalore. Currently, she is heading Powered, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship program focusing on female business owners in the energy value chain.
Prachi has been associated with the startup ecosystem since her engineering days, through short stints with CIIE – IIM Ahmedabad as a business analyst intern and Internshala as an entrepreneurship intern. She has a degree in electrical engineering, has done projects with L&T and Anand Automotive Group, as well as published a research paper on solar energy.