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Women Startup Program 2022 by IIM Bangalore: Apply Now

Applications are invited for Women Startup Program 2022 by IIM Bangalore. Online applications are open on the official website.

About the Program

NSRCEL’s Women Startup Program at IIM Bangalore, a CSR initiative by Kotak, aims to support ambitious and innovative women entrepreneurs by enabling them to transform their idea into business ventures. First ideated in 2016, the Program is designed to focus on the enhancement of the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of women leading early and ideation stage ventures.

The Program provides business knowledge for entrepreneurs to build on their idea in the initial stage through Massive Open Online Course. The Program then progresses by offering selected candidates a three-month virtual pre-incubation Program where entrepreneurs will undergo business training to develop their prototype.

Finalists are selected to be a part of Incubation at NSRCEL where they will focus on developing their product and scaling up. The Program is fully sponsored by Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited.


This CSR initiative by Kotak in association with NSRCEL, IIMB aims to support women by developing their entrepreneurial and managerial skills to enable them to start and grow their ventures.

  • Must be an early-stage idea/startup
  • Applicant should be the full-time owner or co-owner of the venture
  • Applicant must be over 18 years of age and have Indian nationality/residence


Interested candidates can register online via this page.

Selection Process


Email: wspqueries[at]

Click here to view the official notification of Women Startup Program 2022 by IIM Bangalore.

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