TiE Global has announced the launch of ‘All‐India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE)’ – a new program to unleash value creation amongst aspiring young women in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India.
The initiative has also received funding support from the US Mission in India, US Department of State.
Seema Chaturvedi, Chairwoman of Project AIRSWEEE said, “Empowering potential women entrepreneurs is a great way to boost economic growth. A program that promotes an entrepreneurial mind set by providing women with the knowledge and tools of an entrepreneurial possibility can unleash dreams of growth and value creation with a very significant multiplier effect. It can teach women to stay in their environments and improve them from within by seeing problems as opportunities to create successful entrepreneurial solutions.”
Under this project, TiE Global will conduct five workshops in five cities including Coimbatore, Warangal, Jaipur, Nagpur and Durgapur. From each city, 25 aspiring women entrepreneurs will be selected. The final batch of 125 will be given guidance on various aspects of entrepreneurship, from India and US based mentors.
The selected five participants from each city will receive intensive mentoring for an additional six months to develop some of their ideas into sustainable businesses. Also, all 125 participants will be invited to join TiE’s robust eco-‐system as members.
Venkatesh Shukla, Chairman of TiE Global mentioned, “We really appreciate the support provided by the US State Department. TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs and we are dedicated to the virtuous cycle of value creation and giving back to the community. We welcome the opportunity to take TiE’s mission to aspiring women entrepreneurs in Tier 2 cities in India.”
TiE Global is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship globally. TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley and has since evolved into one of the largest global organization of its kind with nearly 14,00 members, including over 2,600 charter members in 60 affiliate chapters across 18 countries. Additionally, TiE provides networking, education, incubating, and funding opportunities to its members and stakeholders.