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Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

SheTrades Global 2018

World’s Largest Women’s Business Network

Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

June 26 – 28, 2018: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Greetings from FICCI!

International Trade Centre (ITC) is a Joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets. Women’s economic empowerment is not a matter for government policy, the private sector, or civil society alone. All have critical roles to play. This is why the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020. Having more women in the marketplace has a positive impact businesses in all sectors and the women themselves who benefit from a larger workforce, more competition, and as a result more choices between better products.  In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that advancing women’s equality could add US $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025, enabling economies to unlock their full potential –and SheTrades is the key.

SheTrades Global is the premier global business event to connect with export ready Women Entrepreneurs, Buyers, Investors and Partners. With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, SheTrades Global is an opportunity of a lifetime to do business, get inspired, network and create new alliances with women entrepreneurs from around the world.


As the world’s leading event connecting women entrepreneurs to buyers, investors and other partners, SheTrades Global will be featured at the 2018 International Business Festival, which is a major global festival of trade and investment held every two years in Liverpool. The Festival attracts industry leaders, international delegations and companies from across the world looking to expand their trade footprint.


The 2018 edition of SheTrades Global will highlight four sectors – Beauty and Wellness, IT and Business-process outsourcing, Textiles and Apparel and Tourism.


More than 600 companies are expected to be represented at SheTrades Global 2018. Previous editions of the event have generated more than US$ 80 million worth of commercial transaction agreements and led to thousands of business contacts.


To take this global initiative forward, ITC has partnered with FICCI to mobilize export ready Women Entrepreneurs from India to participate in She Trades Liverpool 2018 Business Event.

We are inviting all the Women Entrepreneurs from the Sectors Like:  Beauty & Wellness, IT & BPO, Textile & Apparel and Tourism to participate in this unique event at Liverpool to explore the business opportunities in export, import and Investment.

Interested Entrepreneurs may send us the “Expression of Interest” by sending us the filled Registration Proforma by email latest by
5th March 2018.

Looking forward your confirmation at the earliest.

With best regards,

Samrat Soo

Additional Director  – Business to Business Services

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI)


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Invitation for Startup-Launchpad: Melange 2018

Greetings from Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell,K.J.SIMSR!

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research proudly presents Melange 2018 – The Annual Flagship Management-Cultural-Sports Event. The 16th edition of Melange promises to be bigger and better with more on offer to our Partners and Associates. Melange is set to happen on

9th and 10th February, 2018 and this year’s theme is Tech It Up’ which revolves around Technology Enabled Businesses. We want to embrace the fact that businesses are becoming increasingly ‘tech-ed up’. The economy loves them and so do we!

Startup Launchpad 2018

Melange ’18 is proud to announce the ‘Start-Up Launchpad’ which will be a platform for all budding start-ups and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and stand a chance to interact with venture capitalists on 10th February 2018. In a ‘Shark Tank’ inspired business pitch competition, start-ups and their business plans would be judged by investors-cum-business experts. The participants stand a chance to win cash prizes worth 50 thousand rupees.

Through the Launchpad, we are offering our own value addition to the very precious startup ecosystem. By bringing closer budding entrepreneurs, investors and evaluators alike and stakeholders of the ecosystem, we are doing our small bit to nurture this growing community.

Hence, we would love to invite you, being an investor yourself and a precious part of the startup world to come and be a part of our event Startup Launchpad and have a look at the budding entrepreneurs. We are having over 35-40 startups from the tech world, who are at their nascent stage. All of them unique in their own ways, they bring along a mix of some of the best ideas in the tech world.

But as it’s said that every Arjun needs his Dronacharya, most of these startups would need support. So do come for our event, being the Drona yourself and network with these brilliant startups. Who knows you might as well end up finding your arjun and hit the bird’s eye!

DATE: 10th February 2018

TIMINGS: 10:30 am – 06:00 pm

VENUE: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Vidyavihar(E), Mumbai-400077


Hope to see you at MELANGE’18!

Vikas Rai
PGDM-International Business |2017-2019|
| Member- Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell | Member- Women’s Development Cell |
Mob. No.: 8291015901 / 7838730312

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
Mumbai, India

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National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS)

MoSDE has recently announced the Second Call for Application for  National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS)’2017.

The Application window is open from 28th July’17 to 15th Sept’17.

About the Award


National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS) has been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country.

These premier awards seek to recognise and honour entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their outstanding efforts.


There are two tracks under this scheme of awards


  1. Award Track  –To honor exceptional entrepreneurs from various sectors.
  • Award money of INR 5 lakh each to the enterprise + Trophy and Certificate
  • A total of 17 Awards under various categories are covered  under Award Track.
  1. Recognition Track –Institutions and Mentors engaged in Entrepreneurship Development
  • Award money of INR 10 lakh each (organisations/institutes) and INR 5 lakh (mentor)  + Trophy and Certificate
  • A total of 6 Awards covered  under Recognition track


For more details visit

‘National Entrepreneurship Awards’ Scheme

The National Entrepreneurship Awards have been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country. These premier awards seek to recognise and honour entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their outstanding efforts in the field of entrepreneurship development. The Awards also seek to highlight models of excellence for others to emulate and improve upon.

The Call for Application is now open from 28.07.2017- 15.09.2017. Applications should be filled online on  Also, visit this website for further details.


Vandana Vyas

Manager Outreach

Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship(SINE),IIT Bombay

3rd Floor CSRE Building,IIT Bombay,Powai,Mumbai,IN 400 076


Tel: +91 22 2572 1197

Mob: 9819225007


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GMR Varalakshmi Foundation – Vocational Training

We would like to start something like this at Patuck Institute. Any Corporates willing to  partner with us? Please write to me at

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the GMR Group. It’s objectives are to develop social infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of communities around the locations that has the Group’s presence. This non-profit (Section 25) company has its own professional staff selected from top academic and social work institutions, is governed by a Board chaired by Group Chairman, GMR Group.

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Grants worth ₹ 10 lakh for women

Women inspire us in every role they play, from mother, sister and wife to friend, mentor and bread-winner. They epitomize sacrifice, strength, grace and dignity.

As a salute to such inspiring women, we are pleased to present ‘Advantage Woman Awards‘ where an esteemed jury will select 25 most inspiring women as awardees. Of these, the top three inspirational women will get grants of ₹5 lakh, ₹3 lakh and ₹2 lakh respectively to fulfill their vision.

Submitting a story is really easy. Type it, upload a video or scan a copy of your hand written note.

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Everyone who submits a story gets exciting participation prizes.
Participation Rewards:
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If you are a woman who is an inspiration to others, don’t hesitate to nominate yourself.

Roopesh Kajrolkar
Head – Marketing & Alliances, Retail Banking

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New York: Over 30 Indian-origin innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world.
The Forbes list has 30 game changers in 20 industries including healthcare, manufacturing, sports and finance.
The 600 in the list are “challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, entertainers, educators and more. They are passionate and formidable bunch, and for good reason. Their goal is nothing short of breaking the status quo and transforming the world.”
The group has over 30 men and women, who are of Indian-origin and are making a mark in their fields.
The list includes 27-year-old Vivek Kopparthi, cofounder of NeoLight that has developed a phototherapy device that is portable for use at home for jaundice.
The company is also working on a second tool to treat infant hypothermia.
Prarthna Desai, 27, left her Harvard graduate school program to use drones to get medication to people in the developing world.
In her operations role at the healthcare company Zipline, she is leading efforts to integrate the medicine- delivery-by-drone service with the healthcare system in Rwanda.
Shaun Patel, 28, is the orthopedic surgery chief resident at Harvard Medical School and has dozens of scientific publications in surgery journals.
His company, OrthoNinja, aims to streamline communication between doctors by creating a mobile app that allows doctors to consult with one another.
Rohan Suri, 17 is the founder of Averia Health Solutions and has developed an improved concussion test.
In the law and policy category is 27 year old Varun Sivaram, Acting Director: Energy Security and Climate Change in leading think tank Council on Foreign Relations.
Sivaram completed his PhD at Oxford University and is on the advisory boards for Stanford’s energy and environment institutes.
He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching “clean energy innovation” and previously, he advised Hillary Clinton’s campaign on energy policy.
In manufacturing and industry, Neha Gupta, 28, played a role in the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple.
She manages manufacturing and supply chain for DAQRI, which makes augmented reality headsets to improve safety and efficiency for industrial workers.
Featured in the social entrepreneurs category is Aditya Agarwalla, 23, Cofounder of Kisan Network, The Princeton University dropout co-founded the Kisan Network, which is an online marketplace for small-scale farmers in India.
In the sports category is Akshay Khanna, 29, Vice President of Strategy for American football team Philadelphia 76ers.
Among the top guns in the venture capital sector is Anarghya Vardhana, 28, who joined the firm Maveron after spending a year at Rothenberg Ventures, where she launched a virtual reality accelerator and sourced and made seed investments in a dozen startups in the virtual reality space.
Akshay Goyal, 28, is the Vice President of Starwood Capital.
The youngest vice president in Starwood’s history when he was promoted at the age 26, Goyal focuses on hotel acquisitions and has helped drive over $7 billion in deals.
Recently he helped sell a portfolio of 240 US hotels to China Life for $2 billion.
In the consumer technology sector is Ajay Yadav, 29, who is the founder of Roomi, a startup app that lets users find the right roommate to live with, chat with each other, search for listings, apply for an apartment and pay rent.
New York-based Roomi has raised $7 million to date.