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

  • Isabelle Dessureault
    International Mentor and Change Maker / Former SVP Chief Strategy Officer

  • 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.


  • Delna Avari
    Management Consultant

  • Sreeraman Thiagarajan
    Founder, Agrahyah Technologies

  • Simmi Sareen
    Founder, Loans4SME

  • Dipika Singh
    Founder, She Means Business

  • Neerav Parekh
    Founder and CEO, vPhrase

  • Kaustubh Dhargalkar
    Founder, Potential and Possibilities

  • Nimesh Shah
    Co-Founder, Windchimes Communications

  • Venkat Narayan
    Partner, Aavishkaar

  • Ajit Joshi
    Business Turnaround Expert

  • Deepak Jain
    Business Strategist

  • Prasant Mohanty
    Tata Trusts, Assessment & Impact Measurement

  • Mittul Thakkar
    Co-Founder, GreyAtom

  • Amit Mishra
    Strategy and Business Director – India, Sansan Inc.

  • Hemant Nagvakar
    Product Strategy and Design Consulant

  • Satish Kataria
    Investment Head, Viridian Asset Advisors Private Limited

  • Shantanu Pathak
    Co-Founder, CareNX Innovation

  • Rohaan Goswami
    COO at Ycenter | Founder of ProjectOne (India)

  • Anisha Patnaik
    Co- Founder, Lexstart

  • Ritu Srivastava
    Founder – Obino

  • Jay Naduvath
    Managing Partner, Jefferies and Bain

  • Ankit Agarwal
    Director, InnoVen Capital

  • Rajesh Kamat
    VP – Strategy and Operations, Piramal Enterprises Limited

  • Sohel Bhogani
    Key Account Director, SAP

  • Akshay Agarwal
    Consulting CTO

  • Atibhi Mehra
    Mobile Marketing & Product Expert

  • Shreekant Pawar
    Founder,Diabeto Inc.

  • Sudeep Mitra
    VP Human Resources, Toppr