(WEDP) -Online

Pioneering Your Business Journey

29 January 2024 - 17 February 2024

Organized by:


Sponsored By:

National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

For more information please contact at jasdeep.1153@chitkara.edu.in

About the Programme

Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (W-EDP) is designed to inculcate the required skills and competencies of business among the prospective/existing women entrepreneurs belonging to science & technology academic background. It aims to develop entrepreneurial mindset among the female population and endeavors to motivate and guide them to set up their own enterprises. It will impart training to science & technology graduates and diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.

W-EDP aims to empower budding and existing women entrepreneurs who want to start, run and grow their business and to create conducive conditions for inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies. It does so by addressing gendered imbalances in enterprise development in order to scale women entrepreneurs’ contributions to growth and sustainable development and to enable their meaningful participation in entrepreneurship ecosystem. WEDP provide inputs on process and practice of entrepreneurship development, communication and inter-personal skills, creativity, problem solving, achievement motivation, resources available and all aspects of entrepreneurship.

Unlock the force within you with WEDP, a transformative program designed exclusively for women forging their path in entrepreneurship. Join a community of trailblazers, equipped with skills and insights to conquer the entrepreneurial landscape.

Programme Objectives

Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) aims at training the science & technology graduates and diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.

Entrepreneurial Mastery Curriculum: Crafting Success from Concept to Reality

  • Ideation Brilliance: Unleash your creativity with cutting-edge idea generation techniques, setting the stage for groundbreaking entrepreneurial concepts.
  • Idea Incubation Lab: Identify and nurture your business ideas through a hands-on process that transforms ideas into viable and sustainable ventures.
  • Market Insight Immersion: Dive deep into market research and idea validation, gaining the skills to navigate and thrive in competitive business landscapes.
  • Business Model Innovation: Design robust and forward-thinking business models that form the backbone of successful entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Government Support Demystified: Explore and leverage government schemes tailored for women entrepreneurs, unlocking hidden opportunities for growth.
  • Motivation for Success: Harness the power of achievement motivation to propel your entrepreneurial journey forward, overcoming challenges with resilience.
  • Plan for Triumph: Develop a comprehensive business plan, a strategic roadmap that transforms your ideas into tangible and successful ventures.
  • Legal Foundations & Fiscal Wisdom: Navigate legal formalities and taxation with confidence, ensuring your business operates seamlessly within regulatory frameworks.

Program Excellence Highlights:

  • Guidance by Industry Pioneers: Learn from the expertise of local institutions, seasoned entrepreneurs, and mentors dedicated to empowering women in business.
  • Immersive Learning Experience: Engage in a 3-week online program featuring interactive sessions, workshops, and collaborative group projects for practical learning.
  • Real-world Application Mastery: Translate theory into practice by immersing yourself in workshops and projects that mirror real entrepreneurial challenges.
  • Networking beyond Boundaries: Connect with mentors, investors, and industry experts, expanding your entrepreneurial network and opening doors to collaboration.
  • Certification of Distinction: Earn a valuable certificate of completion, validating your newfound entrepreneurial skills and enhancing your profile.
  • Leadership & Team Building Excellence: Acquire leadership insights and team-building skills critical for steering your venture and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Financial Acumen Enhancement: Elevate your financial management skills for effective budgeting, funding strategies, and risk mitigation, ensuring fiscal brilliance in your entrepreneurial journey.

Programme Methodology

The Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (W-EDP) will be held through Online Platform.

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Role Plays
  • Brain Storming
  • Case Studies
  • Assignment
  • Virtual Industry Visit
  • Interaction with Successful Entrepreneurs

Speakers (Tentative List):

Immerse yourself in wisdom from industry leaders and experts passionate about advancing women's entrepreneurship.

  • Mr. Bhavish Sood, General Partner , Modulor Capital
  • Mr. Ajay Muttreja, Strategic Advisor & Mentor
  • Dr. H.K Mittal , Chairman SISF
  • Dr. Archana Mantri , CEO , CIIF
  • Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal, VP, CIIF
  • CA Sahil Makkar, MD, Punjab Angels Network
  • Mr. Mandar Joshi, Partner, Venture Catalysts
  • Ms. Nitika Khurana, Chandigarh Angels Network
  • Mr. Vikrant Potnis, Founder-Fundenable
  • Mr. Jitendra Verma, Director at Undercurrent Media Research Foundation

About Chitkara University

In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 35 kilometers from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University is a leading NAAC A+ accredited and is known for its commitment to providing quality education in various fields such as engineering, management, healthcare, applied sciences, and more. It is the leading educational institute in North India, offers world class undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.The university focuses on a holistic approach to education, combining academic excellence with practical exposure and industry relevance. Chitkara University is recognized for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced faculty, and strong emphasis on research and innovation.

About Chitkara Innovation Incubator Foundation

Entrepreneurship culture is of key importance to Chitkara University. With the vision “To promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst youth, researchers, engineers, and society at large by promoting cutting edge technology & non -technology start-ups which will lead to economic and social development of the country” Chitkara University has opened its first incubator “Chitkara Innovation Incubator Foundation (CIIF)” in the year 2015 with an area of 15,000 sq ft. CIIF is one of the first TBI to be established in Punjab & also to get Govt. grants like Startup India Seed Fund, NIDHI PRAYAS, NIDHI-SSP, MeitY- TIDE 2.0 etc.

CIIF –DST Approved MSME recognized TBI, provides facilities like industry desired mentoring, space, flexible leases, shared use of common office equipment, direct business assistance and guidance, networking to capital, connecting to industry for business pilots / growth of start-ups and other technical resources.

Join us in rewriting the narrative of women in entrepreneurship at Chitkara University. Explore more and register at Chitkara University - CIIF.

About Sponsoring Body - National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology(DST) The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established by Government of India in 1982 is an institutional mechanism, with a broad objective of promoting gainful self-employment amongst the Science and Technology (S&T) manpower in the country and to setup knowledge based and innovation driven enterprises. NSTEDB functions under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology. NSTEDB is mandated to promote knowledge based and innovation driven enterprises and to facilitate generation of entrepreneurship and self-employment opportunities for S & T persons.