2018 Accelerator

An accelerator program comprising of mentoring, workshops, case studies, industry connect, peer network, investor connect and over INR 60 Lakhs in cash as takeaways. This year the program will be supporting 30 women entrepreneurs through two dedicated tracks. The two tracks for 15 entrepreneurs each will focus on technology for businesses and technology for social impact.

We are looking for Women entrepreneurs who actively own and run tech and impact tech startups with potential for growth.


  • Dr. Anita Gupta
    DST, Govt. of India

  • Hina Shah
    Director, ICECD

  • Deepali Naair
    Director – Marketing, India & South Asia, IBM

  • Paula Mariwala
    Executive Director, Seedfund

  • Jayaroopa Jeyabarathi
    Principal,Patamar Capital

  • Rashmi Bansal

  • Priya Kapadia
    Head-Marico Innovation Foundation

  • Radha K
    Investment Director,Unitus Ventures

  • Aparajita Agrawal
    Advisor – Impact Investing & Social Entrepreneurship, Self-Employed


  • Equity Free Seed Fund of INR 10 Lakhs for 3 women entrepreneurs from each track

  • Quebec – 1- week Market Access Trip*

  • Access to Amazon Launchpad Program*

*Post eligibility check


One on One Mentoring
Critical advice/feedback on how to improve
Hand on application of your learning
Round Table Discussions
In depth round table discussions by subject matter experts
Case Studies
Discuss your own case studies with mentors & peers
Real Time Feedback
Real time feedback collection at the end of every day to keep on adapting the program towards your need
Industry/Corporate Connect
Interact one to one with all major corporate CIOs/ CXOs to explore business development opportunities
Close Door Investor Pitch Session
Pitch to all leading VCs and Angels in a close door pitch setting
Present your product before audience of relevant investors, corporate partners, industry experts, connectors, and highly connected, highly regarded decision-makers.
Mock Boardroom
Learn how boardroom meeting happens and get investor feedback on your business strategy
Peer2 Peer
Community Building group exercises to learn from your peers

Perks valued at $300k.
3 Month equity free acceleration at Zone Startups India including all partners perk.


  • Tanay Kumar
    Founder,Fractal ink Design Studio

  • Delna Avari
    Management Consultant

  • Rachana Iyer
    Senior Manager,CSR and Communications, Capital First Ltd.

  • Chandni Jafri
    CEO, Mumbai Angels

  • Sudarshan Ravi
    Founder, Ripplehire

  • Gandhali Samant
    Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft

  • Rishabh Sinha
    Lawyer – Investment, Technology and Policy, TRA

  • Ambi M G Parameswaran
    Founder, Brand- Building.com

  • Anmol Chaudary
    Co-Founder, GST Edge

  • Pritesh Patel
    Founder, Base Camp Digital Media

  • Manisha Singh
    Head Impact Funding, CSR, Mphasis

  • Dominic Marcotte
    Consul and Director of Bureau du Quebec

  • Ritesh Jain
    Co- Founder, Flexiloans

  • V. Vaidyanathan
    Chairman, Capital First Ltd.

  • Pradeep Natarajan
    President-Consumption Finance, Marketing and Digital Initiatives, Capital First Ltd.

  • Jitendra Gupta
    Founder, Citrus Pay & MD PayU India

  • Anisha Patnaik
    Co- Founder, Lexstart

  • Ritu Srivastava
    Founder – Obino

  • Hemant Arora
    Sr. Vice President, Business Head Times Network

  • Anita Pai
    Senior General Manager,ICICI Bank

  • Prajakt Raut
    Founder, Applyifi

  • Tanvi Bhatt
    Personal Brand Strategist

  • Hitesh Sachdev
    Head – Startup Engagement, Innovation & Investments,ICICI Bank

  • Atibhi Mehra
    Mobile Marketing & Product Expert

  • Ajeet Khurana
    Angel Investor, Former CEO – SINE

  • Shreekant Pawar
    Founder,Diabeto Inc.

  • Sudeep Mitra
    VP Human Resources, Toppr

  • Mark D’Souza
    India Business Manager, Commercial Software Engineering, Microsoft

  • Suresh Nair
    Design Alpha