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NITI Aayog: Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) on 8th March 2018



NITI Aayog Launched Women Entrepreneurship Platform on 8th March 2018- Details, Features, Objectives, Funding & Collaborations

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has launched Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) for women entrepreneurs on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

NITI Ayog, CEO, Amitabh Kant, unveiled the launch of WEP platform on 8th March 2018, at an event held in NITI Ayog office, New Delhi.

During the launch event, UN Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev, Singer Kailash Kher, industry leaders and supporting partners were also present.

The WEP initiative theme song ‘Naari Shakti’ was also released which has been composed and sung by famous Indian singer Kailash Kher.

The WEP initiative is aimed to build an ecosystem for women across India to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses.

Under WEP initiative effective entrepreneurial ecosystem will be set up through an enabling network of industry collaborations, partnerships, mentors and peer-to-peer connect which includes ‘’, which has offered to provide internship and dedicated mentorship and ‘Mann Deshi Foundation,’ to provide digital and financial literacy to aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Under WEP initiative many other leading corporates and industry bodies including NASSCOM, CII, FICCI, SIDBI and Facebook have partnered to provide business acceleration, mentorship and other start-up support for women entrepreneurs.

Under WEP initiative, for providing unique services such as credit evaluation of women-led start-ups by CRISIL and potential equity investments through Rs 10 crore fund established by DICE Districts is formed.


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