NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Change Makers Summit Will provide women lead startups access to funding options via SME lending, access to the angel investor network, and accelerator and incubation support. Select startups will be given opportunities with respect to funding, mentoring and actionable coaching. The focus of the event will be on the facilitation of promising startups, funding and on taking them to the next level. Google will be conducting pre-series workshops to build up the momentum for the change makers across India.

The Change Makers Summit is partnering with SonderConnect – Powering Female Founders, India’s leading platform for women entrepreneurs and Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE) which have helped over 50 business get no collateral loans under various government schemes and Run Skills Development programs that ensure jobs and self-employments, to recognize and showcase 12 selected growth stage startups across India.

The goal is to support the community of women currently working in technology and to help pave the way for those who want to enter the industry. The objective of thisevent will be to highlight the efforts of the women in our network that have "stepped it up" to chase and fulfil their dreams.

Selected Startups
Key Highlights of the event


  • Live Shark Tank with selected startups pitching to a panel of angel investors - We may witness some on the spot funding.

  • Live pitch to Government led bodies to get a collateral free loan of up to 50 lakhs.

  • Live pitching to various incubators and accelerators in the country to get selected into their program.

  • Twelve startups will be selected for deep mentoring with the country’s leading experts.

Rules & Guidelines

Following are the rules and guidelines for the initiative. Non-adherence to these rules and guidelines may result in disqualification.

  • Women founders should have active roles and should be substantial equity holder in the startup
  • Only Product ready and growth stage startups with be accepted
  • Startup should be based in India or catering to Indian customers
  • Pre- Series A Stage
  • Last date to apply 20th Sept 2016

You can also share it with other women entrepreneurs you know of and who you would like to recommend.

Our Speakers
  • Radhika Agarwal,
  • Ravi Gururaj,
    Founder & CEO at QikPod
  • Lathika Pai,
    Sonder Connect
  • Som Singh,
  • Padmaja Ruparel,
  • Vani Kola,
  • Amit Somani,
    Prime Venture Partners
  • Keren Levy,
    COO Payoneer
  • Naiya Saggi,
    Baby Chakra
  • Vaishali kasture
  • Nitin Pai
  • Namit Bajoria
  • Arpita Ganesh
Sponsors & partners
In Association With
Incubator/Accelerator Partners
Outreach Partners
NASSCOM 10000 Startups WomenTechShip Program

From receiving less than 2 per cent applications from women founders in the first year to having more than 10 per cent of the total applications in 2016, the NASSCOM 10,000 Startups program has seen a great rise in the number of women taking up tech entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship has gone mainstream; spreading to every corner of the country and so has the aspirations of Indian women who are leaving no stone unturned to achieve their aspirations and goals to build global startups from India.

In our real effort to identify these women leaders, NASSCOM 10,000 startups conducted events, workshop and summits every year to recognize and showcase women achievers across India. Our goal is to support the community of women currently working in technology and to help pave the way for those who aspire to walk the same path.

At a higher level, we envision the Women Entrepreneur Program as a series of large and small events that inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. If you want to join hands with us please share your details so we can keep you posted on our future events.

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