Fri, Feb 07, 2020, 06:30 PM
Women have long been fighting to get recognized for their individuality. Their matchless contributions across a number of fields – including science, commerce, and arts – have been a testament of their efforts and proven their mettle over time. Well, Indian women now have yet another opportunity to do the same. With International Women’s Day around the corner, Shiprocket – an AI-backed logistics platform – has launched ‘Aarambh 2020’, a ‘business model’ competition for Women-led SMEs.
The competition aims to invite business ideas from Women-led SMEs from all corners of India. It has been launched to foster the spirit of business among Indian women. The competition will help them to bring their ideas to reality and foster women entrepreneurship that will, ultimately, contribute to ‘Bharat Commerce’.
The small seller market is booming within tier 2 and tier 3 cities such as Kanchipuram, Thane, Surat, and Jaipur.
The competition invites Indian women entrepreneurs – from students to working professionals and even housewives – whose business is at ‘Idea Stage’ or ‘Commerce Stage’. Three winners will receive the prize money of Rs. 3 lakhs along with an opportunity to be mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs. The event will also involve networking opportunities with potential partners and investors. Shiprocket will further help these entrepreneurs in website development and extend advanced shipping solutions to them.
Speaking about ‘Aarambh 2020’, SaahilGoel, CEO and Co-founder, Shiprocket said, “We have witnessed a lot of contribution of women sellers in the SME and D2C segment. Through this competition, we want to celebrate and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst women and support them in their journey. The SME segment is expected to boost the ‘Bharat Commerce’ vision and I believe that women sellers will be a prime driver of it. We are aligned with the vision of ‘Bharat Commerce’ and will continue to extend our support in the growth of the Indian SME segment.”
The entry is open for registration from 1st February to 17th February 2020. The winner will be announced and felicitated on the 6th of March around International Women’s Day.