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Girl Power Talk

Startup Challenge

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Welcome to Girl Power Talk, a thriving community dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs who embody ambition, kindness, and intelligence. We provide you resources and mentor you for financial success.

Join us to achieve your full potential and transform your business vision into reality.

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Key Features:

Empowering Entrepreneurs

We believe in providing a level playing field for all. Our challenge is open to startups led or co-founded by women. We are also open to considering businesses that seek to prioritize gender diversity.

Early Stage Focus

Are you an early stage startup with a brilliant mission or business plan? We’re here to help nurture ideas and achieve results. If you are a small business or pre revenue with a compelling idea, this initiative is designed for you.

Mentorship and Networking

Beyond potential funding, receive access to a supportive network of global mentors, qualified investors, and like-minded peers. Benefit from their guidance and insights to scale your startup.

Continuous Learning

Engage in workshops, seminars, and specialized training sessions to enhance your skills and knowledge base. Benefit from a culture of personal and professional growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Girl Power Talk Startup Challenge, including program budget and seed funding of 60,00,000 INR (~ 70,000 USD), applicants must meet the following criteria:

Comprehensive Business Plan:

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Applicants should provide a comprehensive business plan, including financial projections and a clear outline of their goals.

Additional Documentation:

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Applicants should be prepared to promptly provide any additional documents or information requested to facilitate the evaluation process.

Girl PowerX Profile:

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Applicants should apply for the challenge using their GPX Profile and continuously demonstrate their connection to our community.

Social Impact Interest:

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Startups should understand the importance of benevolence within their business model.

This social impact commitment can be as simple as planning to donate a small percentage of profits to a cause or initiative in healthcare, education, sustainability, poverty, gender equality, etc.

Gender-Inclusive Leadership:

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Preference given to startups with at least one woman founder or co-founder. Female co-founders should play an active role in the startup’s operations and decision-making.

Early Stage Focus:

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We are deeply committed to supporting entrepreneurs at the nascent stages of their venture development. We welcome applicants from two distinct phases of startup development:

Pre-startup: Seed Stage (Phase 1) – This is the very beginning of your startup journey. At this stage, you're likely in the process of refining your idea, conducting market research, and possibly seeking initial seed funding. It's the conceptual phase where the foundation of your startup is being laid out. Your business plan is taking shape, but you may not have a fully operational business yet.

Early-stage Startup (Phase 2) – Your startup is beyond the mere concept; it has entered the initial phases of operation. This includes having a defined business model, beginning to develop your product or service, and possibly having a small team. You might be in the process of or have already launched your product to the market, though you're still in the early stages of growth and development.

Funding Opportunity:

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Successful applicants may secure a portion of the total program budget of 60,00,000 INR (~ 70,000 USD) to support the growth of their startup and drive their business goals.

Create Your Girl PowerX Profile

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The first step in applying for the start-up challenge is to join Girl PowerX, the official community of Girl Power Talk. We empower those who share our values with opportunity and collaboration. Leverage Girl PowerX to find new partners, customers, and friends. Use your ID to complete the application form. Your access to mentorship, learning and new connections starts now.

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Why Participate:

Are you a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for innovation? Participating in the Girl Power Talk Startup Challenge offers you an incredible opportunity to receive the help you really need. Here’s why you should enter your venture:

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Access to Funding

Secure a share of our program's total budget to fuel the growth of your startup. Our financial support can be a game changer for early stage entrepreneurs like you.

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Mentorship and Guidance

Benefit from invaluable mentorship from experienced industry experts. They'll help you navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and accelerate your journey to success.

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Networking Opportunities

Connect with a diverse community of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. Forge meaningful relationships, collaborate on projects, and expand your professional network.

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Social Impact

Align your startup's mission with a broader cause. Make a tangible difference in critical areas such as healthcare, education, sustainability, and gender equality.

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Visibility and Recognition

Gain exposure and recognition for your innovative ideas and dedication to success. Stand out as a leader in our movement toward a more inclusive and equal workplace.

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Community Support

Be part of a supportive ecosystem that values merit, diversity, and equal opportunity. Our community becomes your extended family, providing encouragement and camaraderie.

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Join the Movement

The Girl Power Talk Startup Challenge isn’t just a competition; it’s part of a movement that’s changing the narrative of entrepreneurship and gender equality in the workplace. Here’s how you can join us on this inspiring journey.

Empowerment

By participating, you're contributing to a culture that empowers all individuals, regardless of their demographic or socio-economic background, to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams with confidence.

Social Impact

Your startup can be a catalyst for positive change in society. Together, we're addressing pressing societal issues and making a positive impact on people's lives.

Professional Ambition

We're fostering a culture in which professional ambition thrives beyond gender roles. Join us in creating a world where everyone can achieve their full potential.

Innovation

Become part of a community that values innovative solutions to complex problems. Your startup could be the next groundbreaking solution that transforms industries.

History Making

We're breaking away from outdated workplace dynamics and undoing the systematic gender bias of society. Your participation in our challenge supports this historic movement.

Inclusivity

We celebrate the talents and contributions of each individual, regardless of their background or circumstance. Join our diverse and inclusive community.

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Are you ready to make your mark on the world?

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Join the Girl Power Talk Startup Challenge.

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“Let’s change the world together, one person at a time.”

- Rachita Sharma, CEO Girl Power Talk

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