TiE Pune’s Women Initiative program aims to foster and encourage women entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education and funding to create a strong women entrepreneurial community.

To learn openly and freely without inhibitions and judgement.

To increase potential of women businesses to receive funding to grow their enterprises.






To bring about balance by increasing women entrepreneurship within the TiE ecosystem.


To foster and encourage women entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education and funding to create a strong women entrepreneurial community.


A stellar global team is building a climate of inclusiveness that will propel the unique TiE Women brand of “bold and impactful” around the world.

Training for the opportunity of shortlisted women to present to a large audience – full of investors, VCs, accelerators, etc. will be provided by the vast pool of Charter Member mentors across the globe.

Winner will be awarded equity free cash prizes

All finalists will have access to funding, sponsor prizes and more!

If it wasnt for the TiE Women's Global Contest


“My start-up would not have got such a large global network a few of which got converted to customers!”

Arti Agarwal
Co- Founder, Anaxee Digital Runners


“Getting my business idea validated, drafting a business model or presenting to investors all would have been difficult for me!”

Rupali Kelshikar
Founder & COO, Wooloo


“I would not have got genuine feedback and guidance from very senior industry veterans who have walked the talk. “

Pooja Maheshwari
Founder & CEO, Smarg


“My business model wouldn’t have been refined so well that can chart out growth for our innovative product!”

Kirty Datar
Co-Founder, Canebot



Who can apply for the program?

  • Female entrepreneurs who is a founder or co-founder of the company
  • Female co-founder must own minimum 33% equity in the company
  • Company in business less than 7 years [Company registration must be on or after Jan 1st 2016]

What is the program structure?

  • Applications are open, closing date is 20th July 2023
  • Screening of applications based on the said criterias
  • Evaluation round of shortlisted applicants
  • Selection of 10 chapter finalists
  • Mentor allotment to the finalists
  • Announcement of winners & runner ups
  • Prep for chapter level finale

What will I gain from the program?

  • The Global winner & runner up will get equity free cash prize
  • All chapter winners will have opportunity to pitch at global level
  • Finalists get direct entry to TiE Pune’s Flagship Nurture Accelerator Program
  • Investor connects & access to funding
  • Opportunity to become TiE Pune’s Associate Member at a discounted rate
  • Mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to learn without inhibitions & judgement
  • Exposure to TiE Global community

Is there any fee in participation?

  • No participation fee

How do I apply for the program?

  • Please click here – https://rebrand.ly/Women_TiEPune
    Fill in all the mandatory fields in the form.
  • There is a selection process, you will be notified about your selection over email.

Mode of the program?

  • Hybrid – Mix of both in-person and online


Shekhar Sinha Shekhar Sinha
Shekhar Sinha

To know more, write to women@tiepune.org