The largest capital-backed accelerator program for pre-seed, women-led/focused startups
Jun 30, 2022 11:00 EDT
BENGALURU, India, June 30, 2022 (Newswire.com)
StrongHer Ventures, the world’s largest diversity platform for women VCs and entrepreneurs, is thrilled at the overwhelming participation of 500+ women founders and leaders at the three Arise Mixer series in partnership with WeWork Labs. A three-city tour featured networking, scale-up discussions, and community learnings between women entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals across Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The country’s best women entrepreneurs gathered for a ‘scale up’ dialogue.
“The success of the Arise Mixer events is evidenced by the participation of over 500 in-person women founders and leaders; over 10,000+ outreach through social media channels; and more than 200 applications received in just the last two weeks. Following this immense interest, we are happy to announce an extension to the Arise Startup Accelerator applications to July 31, 2022,” said Ankita Vashistha, Founder & Managing Partner at StrongHer Ventures.
The accelerator (ARISE) engages the entire women-led innovation ecosystem, including corporate leaders, founders, talent, mentors, hands-on master classes, investors and client connects (Engage). Applications will now remain open (Apply) till July 31, 2022, to all pre-Seed, women-led and women-focused startups in categories such as fintech, health, future of work/life, consumer, and Web 3.0.
Arise brings together the benefits of StrongHer Ventures as well as the WeWork Labs global network and platform of extensive investment expertise, global investor networks, and the engaged client connects. General partners of StrongHer Ventures have a track record of generating unicorns and multifold returns. The program will engage with 5,000 startups, mentor 1,000 entrepreneurs, and invest in over 200 startups. It will impact the engagement and empowerment of over a million women in the country, resulting in a 5x increase in funding for women entrepreneurs, doubling the number of women leaders across the impacted group of women, and a 50% reduction in the pay gap. Arise expects to add $1.5 billion to the country’s women-led economy (GDP).
“The Arise program by StrongHer Ventures is leading the way to triple the number of women entrepreneurs who get funded and increase women in leadership positions by 50%,” said Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics.
Apart from capital investment, Arise will offer women entrepreneurs benefits, including knowledge sessions, boot camps, sector experts, engaged mentoring, curated networking events, hiring drives, warm client connects, access to follow-on capital, highly subsidized WeWork spaces, and up to $1M worth of benefits and valuation impact.
StrongHer Ventures has unparalleled reach, an amazing track record, and global network access. A comprehensive, curated, and hands-on 12-week program will immerse startups in competitive strategy, design, marketing, operations, and fundraising that leads to 1:1 investor meetings and Demo day. StrongHer Ventures will continue to engage with startups for guiding them for subsequent rounds of funding and their growth post-Demo Day.
Source: StrongHer Ventures