Government of India | NITI Aayog


  • SIDBI has identified five centres viz. Pune, Chennai, New Delhi, Lucknow and Guwahati where existing nodal officers of MUDRA / STANDUP INDIA will be advised to respond to finance related queries raised by the women entrepreneurs in addition to their existing responsibilities
  • SIDBI, in discussion with NITI Aayog, will extend support for setting up a call-centre support (inbound only) with one / two dedicated resources & a toll-free number through dedicated / trained agents of the identified call centre
  • SIDBI will also extend support by advising its me4WE volunteer pool to be engaged in mentoring women aspirants, on request basis

CRISIL Limited

  • CRISIL with its rich experience, in grading of micro-finance institutions, and in rating/assessments of MSMEs will be an enabling partner of NITI Aayog’s WEP in providing technology enabled solutions for a basic verification of credentials and credit evaluation to enable credit access to women led businesses. This facility would enhance the confidence of potential customers, suppliers, and lenders

Mann Deshi Foundation

  • Any women within Maharashtra can call our toll free helpline number 1-800-2122122 for advice and support for their digital and financial literacy. This number will be available on the WEP website
  • Mann Deshi will share their digital and financial literacy modules on the WEP website for up to 15,000 interested individuals
  • Mann Deshi Foundation will train 1 organisation that would want to implement these modules for their communities
  • Provide access to finance and banking services to 5,000 women through the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank (only in Maharashtra in its areas of operation).
  • Provide digital and financial literacy at weekly markets for 2,000 women vendors

WEE Foundation

  • WEE Foundation will provide a 6-month mentorship program to 30 or more women entrepreneurs registered with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform. This program will be conducted at the IIT Delhi and Mumbai campuses at no cost
  • WEE will organise one annual conclave for all deserving WEP entrepreneurs as a means to connect them to VC’s, potential partners and customers at IIT Delhi
  • Click here to apply the Mentorship Program.

Dice Districts

  • DICE Districts will announce an INR 10cr fund for deserving women enterprises at the Women Transforming India Awards, by means of equity investments, through its accelerator
  • Up to 15 seats will be earmarked at the co-working space at DICE Districts Mumbai for a period of 3 - 6 months for the finalists of the Women Transforming India Awards
  • DICE Districts will launch its training program in association with Digital Leadership Institute, through their platform, to empower women entrepreneurs. The section will be hosted on the WEP website and will share content across different verticals and topics
  • DICE Districts & WEP will endeavour to build a community of 100 successful women leaders who will contribute their time and support to the SISTERS IN BUSINESS, a community of budding women entrepreneurs
  • Development and maintenance of WEP website

Facebook India

  • Facebook Ad Credits: Facebook will provide ad credits to 100 women entrepreneurs that are selected through WEP to help them grow their businesses.
  • Social outreach: Through Facebook’s own properties and supporting pages of partner organizations of WEP, Facebook endeavours to spread awareness of 25 inspirational stories of women entrepreneurs from all across India who have changed their lives and improved communities around them by leveraging technology and resources available to them
  • Facebook will also support WEP through its #SheMeansBusiness Program and #SheLeadsTech Program


  • Support on work spaces:
    • NASSCOM through startup warehouses in 10 states will make available, space for 15 women led startups across the locations on a nominal charge basis for women entrepreneurs registered with the WEP. Women employees/ entrepreneurs will be offered 50% discount on the base fees of Rs.4000 per month per seat. In exchange the startups warehouses will provide for top class infrastructure including WIFI bandwidth, access to meeting rooms, conference rooms, cohorts, etc.
    • NASSCOM will also work with our technology partners / and other business/legal/ financial support partners to make available their Start up Kits to the selected startups that are registered on the WEP portal
  • Women Tech Ship Program: through this program NASSCOM will conduct specific acceleration programs for the women entrepreneurs to understand and execute:

a. Business plan feasibility and market analysis
b. Company formation and regulatory compliance
c. Access to finance
d. Common forum for networking and peer to peer learning



  • ICAI will provide a panel of Chartered Accountants across the country who will volunteer to offer their services ICAI will provide a panel of chartered accountants across the country who will volunteer to offer their services at a minimum cost. The panel contains the list of 609 Members.
  • ICAI will provide 2 experts per state for efficient support at a hyperlocal level
  • ICAI would arrange for venues free of cost for conducting workshops by NITI Aayog's WEP. Over 80 auditoriums will be made available. ICAI will also be providing faculty to conduct these workshops

Digital Leadership Institute

  • Digital Leadership Institute will provide free training to 1,000 women through the WEP platform in the areas of beauty and wellness, fashion, health, accounting and taxation, competitive strategy, patent and company registration, PR and communication and digital marketing.
  • Digital Leadership Institute will collaborate with partners across different cities in India and provide offline training and workshops. DLI’s goal is to conduct at-least 12 workshops (1 offline workshop per month) across different cities in India.
  • Post the free training of the 1,000 women, Digital Leadership Institute will offer a flat 50% discount on all courses available on its platform to women entrepreneurs coming through WEP platform.
  • Digital Leadership Institute will create a unique landing page to capture the skill development interest areas and aspirations of the women coming in through the WEP platform to further enhance the curriculum

  • Internship – will provide holistic internship to 12 budding women entrepreneurs (Interns) across verticals for a period of 1 month, per year.
  • Mentoring – Leadership team of will mentor 12 selected women entrepreneurs for 30 hours per quarter.
  • Design support – will support in website and content designing for 15 selected women entrepreneurs

United Nations

  • UN India will partner with NITI Aayog to launch an Investor Consortium for Women Entrepreneurs, a platform that will advocate for reduction in prevalent gender disparities in investing in women startups, provide mentoring, showcase success stories and also accelerate financial linkages
  • In the first year, the partnership will enable at least twenty women entrepreneurs to connect with the investor community with the aim of strengthening their business enterprise


  • FICCI, through its Centre for Innovation, Science & Technology Commercialization (CTECH), will actively support both domestic and international outreach activities of the WEP by connecting women entrepreneurs, leaders, venture capitalists, academia, angel investors, etc. from across the globe. In this regard, FICCI will undertake five national and three international outreach and networking events annually
  • FICCI, in partnership with WEP, will evolve a mechanism to provide the necessary support to the women entrepreneurs by partnering with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform of NITI Aayog. FICCI, through a joint program with the NITI Aayog, will ensure handholding, mentorship, capacity building, scaling up and networking support to 100 women tech enterprises over a period of five years
  • FICCI and NITI Aayog will jointly undertake policy advocacy towards formulation of policies and schemes that promote women entrepreneurship, by identifying the existing gaps. FICCI will conduct two stakeholder dialogue meetings towards this and submit the recommendations to NITI Aayog
  • FICCI will also leverage its wide network of FICCI’s Ladies Organisation (FLO) in terms of engagement of women entrepreneurs. FLO has 14 strong Chapters pan India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow-Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi

Confederation of Indian Industry

  • CII will develop systems and processes with NITI Aayog to determine stage appropriate interventions for women reaching out to the WEP
  • CII will provide mentorship or internship opportunities (as per need) to minimum 100 women chosen through predetermined processes

GEN India

  • GEN India will organise at least 4 women specific events and round tables for supporting and strengthening women entrepreneurship ecosystem in India in 2017.
  • GEN India would provide at least 10 Free passes to WEP members at each of its gobal conferences and summits.
  • GEN India would provide access to global markets and its community members spread in over 170 countries around the world through a structured market access program.
  • GEN India would provide subsidised prices for any both or exhibition space at its global events to WEP members

Content Pixies

1. Content Pixies will organize an open house Q&A session twice a month on the WEP portal to address any content strategy and content marketing issues that woman entrepreneurs face.

2. Participation in the Q&A program will be free for the first six months. Subsequently, it will be offered at a discounted market rate for those who wish to engage on a one-on-one basis.

3. Entrepreneurs can ask any number of questions on their content and strategy and share their progress in subsequent online meet-ups.


Finsafe India

  • Finsafe will conduct a digital program on management of personal finances twice a year. The program will be conducted through webinars on Facebook live and WEP’s official website.
  • Finsafe will constitute a monthly financial clinic on FB live and the WEP official website to address queries on personal finance.
  • Finsafe will offer a 3-hour e-learning course based on personal finance. The first 1,000 entries from the WEP would be free of cost

Lee Keshav

  • Support WEP in areas of website and tech designs
  • Work with WEP on social media outreach and web series production

ALC india

Transforming India Initiative's - Accelerating Women Enterprises
  • The Transforming India Initiative's Accelerating Women Enterprises seeks to support women entrepreneurs to scale-up their early stage social enterprises. The programme provides the women entreprenuers a platform through which they are provided with a holistic ecosystem support.
  • Over the course of six-months, the women are guided to strengthen their vision, access to key resources and chart out their growth plan. Supported by NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission, National Skill Development Corporation & TATA Trust, we provide an integrated package of services of: Capacity Building, Mentoring, Strategic Guidance & Access To Network.
  • The programme is for a duration of six-months and will require 3-days of full-time commitment per month: a total of 18 days to successfully complete the programme. Our applications close by April 8th 2018 and the programme commences on May 9th 2018.
  • To know more and apply, visit:


  • CoworkIn will provide 20% discount on its membership plans and meeting rooms to all members of WEP across all of its coworking locations for a period of 6 months.
  • CoworkIn will provide subsidised rates for virtual membership plans for enabling enterprise registration at its location.
  • CoworkIn will provide subsidised rates on its team rooms to all WEP members.
  • CoworkIn will provide free access to all of its own events.
  • CoworkIn will celebrate International Women’s Week every year in March and provide 1-week complimentary access to all WEP members during International Womens Week