The Anita Borg Institute India, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology, announced the 6th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2016 – a contest for women entrepreneurs with start-ups in technology.
The contest is sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute India (ABI India) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. It is also supported by The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). It has been in existence since 2014, however, this year the contest award recipients has grown from 6 to 10 women entrepreneurs in technology.
The competition winners get an an all-expenses-paid experiential learning visit to Silicon Valley, US. Here, they will receive exposure, capacity building and networking opportunities. Speaking on the same, Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, ABI India, said, “We are experiencing an increasing number of women entrepreneurs in technology in India building smart and innovative solutions for the real world. It is important to develop this talent so that they go on to build large, sustainable and successful business.”