Chabi Agarwal, a young entrepreneur from Hyderabad, supports bridging the particular necessities of students with learning problems and developmental through customised devices and solutions. Aruna Gali’s brainchild — The School Radio — is researching strengthening the abilities of children and youngsters to easily communicate and participate in the community. Chabi and Aruna are among 19 women entrepreneurs handpicked for the Women Startup Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam (IIM-V).
These 19 women entrepreneurs from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha create a niche for themselves through their extraordinary startup proposals which are part of IIM-V’s programme. The proposals are aligned to a bunch of sectors containing healthcare, food and food technology, education and education technology, agriculture, social impact, fashion and apparel etc.
IIM-V commenced hosting WSP in 2018. In 2018, the institute saw participation from the biggest women entrepreneurs program after IIM-Bangalore.
However, this year, Dr Anita Gupta, consultant and head of the national science and technology entrepreneurship development board of the department of science and technology, launched the event as chief guest. She advised women entrepreneurs to understand that they are unique which will help them pave out their niche and accomplish.
IIM-V director Prof M Chandrasekhar, who is also MD-CEO of IIMV-Field, said that the institute has partnered with IIM-Bangalore for the Woman Startup Program to support, nurture and mentor the next generation of women entrepreneurs.