Women startups to showcase strengths before investors on KSUM-She Loves Tech platform

Kerala Start Up Mission to co-host She Loves Tech India finale; 10 startups to compete

Kerala Start Up Mission (KSUM), the nodal agency of the Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state, is all geared up to throw open a platform for women and women-impact tech start-ups to showcase their prowess before top investors and influencers from across the world.

As part of this initiative, the KSUM will join hands with She Loves Tech (SLT), a global platform committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs, to co-organise the finale of “She Loves Tech India 2021 – The National Grand Challenge”. The event will be held online on September 8.

The She Loves Tech 2021 Global Startup Competition is renowned for the fact that it is the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology. The competition enables technology startups by women to showcase their abilities and strengths before top investors and influencers from across the world.

She Loves Tech India to see 10 women startups in competition

According to the Kerala Start Up Mission, startups will be able to look towards increased funding opportunities with more 1:1 facetime with leading Venture Capitalists (VCs), mentoring hours, and direct cash and investment prizes of up to US$50,000 throughout the series. She Loves Tech India 2021 – The National Grand Challenge will witness close to 10 startups selected from across the country competing at the finale, the KSUM added.

Speakers including John M Thomas, CEO, KSUM; Leanne Robers, Co-Founder, She Loves Tech; Deeksha Ahuja, Founding Member – Encubay Angel Network; Arjun Rao, Early Stage Deep Tech VC, Speciale Invest; and Amra Naidoo, Cofounder and General Partner, Accelerating Asia, will address various sessions at the event.

In other sessions, Kritika Singh, Senior Manager, Invest India, will speak about “Opportunities for Women entrepreneurs in India”, while Jenaan Lilani Head – Operations, Diversity & Inclusion, Villgro Innovations Foundation; Priya Shah General Partner, Theia Ventures; Tejashree Shah, Consultant, iCreate; and Revathi Krishna, Executive Director, Suyati | Chapter Chair – Tie Women Kerala, will be the participants of a panel discussion on “Strategies for a Better Normal.”

She Loves Tech competition in 40 countries

Alongside the KSUM co-organised event in India, the competition is also being organised in more than 40 countries, such as Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE, USA and more.

KSUM has, during the past decade, successfully built a vibrant startup ecosystem allowing technology entrepreneurs to pursue their goals and dreams by providing them complete support in the startup life cycle. Currently the start-up mission in Kerala, along with sector-specific partner organisations, has more than 2900 registered startups in its profile.

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