Are you a female founded or co-founded company?
WE@inQ is partnering with one of India’s largest Accelerators for Women Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Women Entrepreneurs Organisation (WEA) to educate and support Australian women-led startups to launch and scale their businesses into India through a 3 month program.
Are you preparing to launch and scale your business Internationally? Do you have India as your next big market?
This program will open up the bridge for startups who are looking to launch and scale their businesses into India within the next 12 months. The program will consist of two educational workshops to help the startups get “India Ready” as well as an online pitch event to India Investors and one month of mentorship plus connections to key partners in India to launch their businesses.
Continuing business between Australia and India and scaling into India is of great importance to support the economy, particularly during the global pandemic. Our partners, in both India and Australia, are in full support of the WE@inQ program.
How do I apply?
You can apply online with two simple steps. First register through our website. You will then be sent an email with the application form.
When do applications close?
Applications close on 7th July at 5pm AEST (date extended).
What stage does my startup need to be at to apply?
This program is for a startup that has plans and potential to scale into India. They should have a product or service validated in the Australian market, that this program will scale into India.
What industry should my startup be in?
This program is open to startups across all Industries.
When will I be notified if my application is successful or not?
June 30th Applications close, applications will be notified by email July 7th 2021.
What is the judging criteria?
We are looking to support women-led startups who would like to enter the Indian market within the next 12 months. Your company must have at least one female co-founder who is in a leadership position and a shareholder.
What are the outcomes of the program?
Over the course of July – August we will be holding two educational half day workshops for the startups which will help them get India and Investment Ready. Following these workshops we will be hosting a pitch event where the selected startups will present a 3-5 min pitch to our India Investment and Local partners.
At the end of the pitch session on August 18th, the top 10 of 25 pitches will be selected by the WE@inQ panel. Of these 10, the top three will also be announced.
The Top 10 will receive one on one office hours with experts to assist scale their business into India.
The top three startups will be offered a place on the Global INQ Accelerator and be selected to highlight their company on Wholesale Investor to attract funding and partners and be matched to a key partner on the ground in India to accelerate their business into India.
Expression of Interest
Applications for the Scale to India Program 2021 have now closed. Please express your interest in 2022 cohort through the from below.