BITS Pilani, ABCF and NITI Aayog to Empower Women-Led Startups


BITS Pilani’s technology business incubator, Pilani Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (PIEDS), has introduced the inaugural edition of its startup initiative, “Womenpreneur for Bharat 1.0″. This program is conducted in collaboration with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), incubated within NITI Aayog, and is generously supported by the Aditya Birla Capital Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Aditya Birla Capital Limited. As per a research report released by Niti Aayog, India is home to 63 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), with approximately 20% being owned by women and providing employment to 22 to 27 million individuals. Projections indicate that by fostering women’s entrepreneurship, India has the potential to establish over 30 million women-owned enterprises, potentially generating 150 to 170 million jobs. Read More

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