Bridging Gender Gap: Women For Startups' Workshop in Jammu & Kashmir

The 'Women For Startups' initiative seeks to bridge the gender gap in the startup ecosystem. By providing a platform for networking, mentorship, and skill development, it aims to empower women and enable them to overcome barriers.

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‘Women For Startups’, Conclave cum Workshop


In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, startups have gained significant momentum over the years. The startup ecosystem has proven to be a catalyst for innovation, pushing boundaries and creating new opportunities. However, it is crucial to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion within this ecosystem. To address this, the 'Women For Startups' initiative aims to empower and support aspiring female entrepreneurs through a conclave cum workshop.

The Power of Women in Startups

Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Challenges


Women have historically faced numerous challenges when it comes to entering and thriving in the startup world. Gender biases, societal expectations, and limited access to resources have often hindered their progress. However, times are changing, and women are now emerging as powerful contributors to the startup ecosystem. Through their unique perspectives and innovative ideas, they bring a fresh approach to entrepreneurship.

Bridging the Gender Gap

The 'Women For Startups' initiative seeks to bridge the gender gap in the startup ecosystem. By providing a platform for networking, mentorship, and skill development, it aims to empower women and enable them to overcome barriers. The initiative recognizes that diverse teams and inclusive environments foster creativity, productivity, and success.


The 'Women For Startups' Conclave cum Workshop

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

‘Women For Startups’, Conclave cum Workshop is being organized in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pampore district in May 19 & 20th under the G20 Summit. The Workshop is being organized by J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute in collaboration with Startup India.


‘Women for Startups’ is a two-day workshop for women entrepreneurs in the Union Territory. Mr Prashant Goyal, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department of Jammu & Kashmir will be the Chief Guest at the event.

The workshop has been designed to provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to come together and exchange knowledge, build capacity, receive mentorship and develop their pitching skills.

The Workshop will be held at JKEDI, Sempora, Pampore, J&K.


The Entrepreneurs and aspiring startups can participate and learn the art of entering in the market, develop their capacities and know the benefits of startups. Besides they will learn the skills of pitching their ideas before the investors. 

The program is a part of the ongoing efforts of the Institute to create mass awareness among the educated youth of UT. The theme of the program revolved around women entrepreneurs and their contribution to the overall startup ecosystem of Jammu and Kashmir.

Creating a Lasting Impact


Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The 'Women For Startups' initiative recognizes that the impact of the conclave cum workshop extends beyond the event itself. It aims to create a lasting impact by providing ongoing support and resources to women entrepreneurs. This includes mentorship programs, access to funding opportunities, and continued learning through webinars, online courses, and knowledge-sharing platforms.

"With the number of women entrepreneurs in India and J&K increasing, it is of key importance to launch programs focusing specifically on women entrepreneurs to ensure that curated support is provided to women aspiring to become entrepreneurs as well as to existing women entrepreneurs to grow their ventures.

With this objective we have launched the Women for Startups: Startup India Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs. The two-day workshop will include focused sessions on capacity building, experience sharing, pitching along with an overview of the startup ecosystem at the UT and national level inviting experts from across the startup ecosystem,"  J&K EDI Director Ajaz Ahmad Bhat told TICE News. 

Inspiring Success Stories

As more women break barriers and succeed in the startup ecosystem, their stories become a source of inspiration for others. The 'Women For Startups' initiative actively promotes and celebrates the success stories of women entrepreneurs. By showcasing these achievements, it encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams fearlessly and overcome any obstacles they may encounter.

The 'Women For Startups' conclave cum workshop is a remarkable initiative aimed at empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs. By providing a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and skill development, it equips them with the tools necessary to succeed in the dynamic world of startups.