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President launches ‘herSTART' Platform

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    6th Oct, 2022


Recently, the President of India launched 'herSTART' - a start-up platform of Gujarat University for women entrepreneurs.


  • herSTART is an initiative implemented by the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC).
  • It is supported by the state government of Gujarat, the Central Government and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
  • The purpose of herSTART is to aid women-led startups to scale up.
    • It will connect women-led startups with private and government platforms.
  • It provides free online resources and training modules to aspiring women entrepreneurs in addition to a digital community and digital publication showcasing their success stories.
  • It includes the herSTART Incubator (a startup incubator focusing specifically on women entrepreneurs and innovators) as well as herSTART Accelerator (a round-the-year accelerator programme for high-impact women-led startups).
  • The purpose of this initiative is to boost women-led innovation and the startup ecosystem in the country.
  • These initiatives have significantly eased women entrepreneurs’ journey towards success.

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