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What is herSTART Accelerator?

Launched by the Hon’ble President Droupadi Murmu, herSTART is a dedicated accelerator helping women-led startups climb to the next level of progress irrespective of what stage they’re in [idea-stage, MVP, prototype, market-ready ideas] & aims to bridge the gap between women & resources.

Applications Is Now Closed

Application window for herSTART has concluded as of 11:59 PM on January 31, 2023.


access to funding of up to 50 LAKHS

Up to 2-year Incubation Support at GUSEC

Mentorship & Guidance and Networking support

Access to government grants & funds

Up to $100K in cloud credits

Technology Resources

Dedicated co-working space for women

Single-window startup support for women entrepreneurs

Important Dates

31 Jan 2023

Last Date to Apply

Mid Feb 2023

Announcement of Shortlisted Ideas

Mid Feb 2023

herSTART Bootcamp

March 2023

Idea Accelerator for Shortlisted Participant

End of March

Announcement of Finalist and Finale

Frequently Asked Questiones

Any woman or a female founder or core team member of a startup, who is an Indian national or a Citizen of India can apply.

Yes, all applications must be submitted online latest by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2023.

You can visit the webpage on herSTART website and submit your application using the Apply Now button.

Yes, any female applicant can apply with more than one idea. However, only one idea per applicant shall be selected.

The selected startup will be required to attend a bootcamp.



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