The Confederation Of Women Entrepreneurs – India (COWE) has organised an event “Womennovator 2017” in association with University of Chicago last week. The initiative aims  to encourage, motivate and develop the women entrepreneur in India.

With over 163 applications received, 100 women entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the event.

The event had various panel discussions which were welcomed by the organiser and Chairperson COWE India-Delhi Tripti Somani; Aditi Mody, Executive Director, Uchicago Center, Delhi; Manoj Mittal, Deputy MD, SIDBI and Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld.

Womennovator 2017 comprised of various panel discussions on topics such as global startup ecosystem, mistakes that are fatal to an entrepreneur, and how successful women navigate.

This was followed by two speed dating sessions consisting of investors and mentors respectively. During these sessions, they not only shared  their real-time experience with the entrepreneurs but also guided them on how to excel.

Entrepreneurs got the opportunity to speed date with the investors comprising Gagan Ghai of Crest Capital Advisors; Aayush Jain, Unicorn India Ventures; Swati Mehra of Sixth Sense Ventures; Aman Kumar of AdvantEdge Partners; Ridhika Saraf, Palaash ventures; Ashish Garg, LGT Impact Ventures; Amit Mishra, ID8 India Ventures and Sonali Thapar, Thapar Group, Karthik Chandrasekar and starlene Sharma from Sangam Ventures.

The participants also got the opportunity to speed date with the mentors: Jaya Goyal of WEC IamSMEIndia; Aditi Chadha of DAZL; Pooja Sareen of Inc42; Moitrayee  Bhadra of I2a; Avani Parekh of Sheroes; Anuj Somani of KGS; Nehal Modi of Yellow Bulbs; Mukesh Malik of Entrepreneur in Residence ah! Ventures; Anshu Dewan of DS Group; Rangnath Krishna Chandra of NIESBUD; Vertica Dvivedi of WADe India and Dr. Shikha Suman of Medimojo.

Some of the innovative startups were:

GloBox: Founded by Jyoti Rani, GloBox is an initiative taken to resolve beauty concerns of today’s woman. GloBox is a subscription based ecommerce platform of beauty products where products are suggested by giving special attention to each one’s beauty profile.

Nomads Neu: Founded by Papia Bera, Nomads Neu aims to Isolate and use Phytochemicals of Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) which are limited to conventional medicines, to develop FMCG food and beverages as a preventive and contributive modern medicines for Diabetic and health conscious people.

Dentoshell: Founded by Dr. Srishty, the startup is related to mutual relationship in dental healthcare sector between dentists, students and patients.

Abhilash Mishra of Uchicago Booth concluded the event with the vote of thanks.

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