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'Shepreneur-JK 2020' to empower Women Entrepreneurs in J&K launched by SMVDU, TBIC

KATRA: In an online event, Chairperson Governing council and Management committee (GC & MC), SMVDU TBIC, Padamshree Prof. RK Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, launched mission 'Shepreneur-JK 2020' today.

This online event is to invite applications from aspiring women entrepreneurs with an aim to facilitate them. Given only 14% of women are in entrepreneurship, which is ~ 8.05 million out of the total 58.5 million of the entrepreneurship base in India.

Dr. Swarkar Sharma, CEO SMVDU TBIC informed that SMVDU TBIC aims to contribute towards increasing this number and onboard womenpreneurs on a global platform. To achieve the goal, continuous screening and acceptance of ideas will be adapted.

This event will run for a span of 3 months starting 6th July 2020 and every month the ideas will be screened as a part of the process of monthly screening of SMVDU TBIC.

The shortlisted ideas will be facilitated by SMVDU TBIC and partner organizations in various domains. Further to achieve, Prototyping support, Financial assistance, Patent Filing assistance, Incubation support, Dedicated Technology and Business Mentorship sessions, Scheduled Leadership sessions via workshops, webinars and excellent opportunities to network with the best in the domain, will be provided in the best possible way.

The launch is in line and under "100StartupsJ&K", recently launched by SMVDU-TBIC to facilitate establishment of 100 startups in J&K by the end of next year.

In this initiative by SMVDU TBIC, JK StartUp Association is participating as ecosystem partner in the region and the endeavour is powered by mentors and supporters like Startup Buddy, Indian STEP & Business Incubator Association(ISBA), We Group, K&S Partners, Adsatra IP, Boudhik Ventures and Institution Innovation Council (IIC) SMVDU.

SMVDU TBIC has anchored many initiatives in the past with aim to develop and promote start-up ecosystem in the UT of J&K and has also helped many aspiring entrepreneurs. Various Innovation Challenges, workshops, webinars etc. are regularly being carried out for igniting the spark of entrepreneurship in youth of the region towards incorporation of Technology based startups.

To avail various Facilities, one has to register on 24x7 online portal of SMVDU TBIC (www.smvdutbic.org).

This program is expected to reap many additional benefits including huge learning potential for the participating individuals, actionable insights on start-up development, increased awareness towards entrepreneurship as well as a development of a self-sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

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