CIE IIITH together with FICCI FLO Hyderabad Chapter, unveils FLO Incubator@CIE IIITH to support Women Entrepreneurs

In an effort to empower women entrepreneurs and women-led startups, FICCI FLO Hyderabad Chapter has partnered with CIE IIITH to unveil FLO Incubator@CIE. The Incubator is designed with the purpose of promoting an ecosystem that will support these entrepreneurs to thrive and take-off their startups to new heights through insights, mentoring and guidance availed through Biz Talks and Bootcamps, followed by Micro accelerator.

IIIT-Hyderabad manages its innovation, entrepreneurial and technology outreach efforts through Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), the largest academic Incubator in the country established to accelerate Deeptech startups. The Centre houses 90+ startups, runs several micro accelerator programs to support tech startups, two structured accelerators (Deeptech and Medtech) and is actively engaged in Hyderabad city’s startup ecosystem.

The Centre will assist in enabling FLO members and women-led startups at early stages through Talks/Roundtables on emerging business models, strategies for scaling up, differentiating a start-up from conventional businesses, types of funding etc., workshop and case study model-based boot camps and one-on-one mentoring and guidance sessions with expert mentors.

FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization) is the women’s wing of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). An all-India forum, FLO is headquartered at New Delhi and operates through 17 chapters across the country. FLO believes that it is important to encourage and facilitate the inclusion and application of women’s skills, talents, experience and energies across all levels of economic activity. Towards this, FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence through various initiatives, activities and by providing opportunities for learning, skilling and sharing.

The Hyderabad Chapter of FLO is the largest, with 750 members, most of who are entrepreneurs and professionals hailing from a diverse range of industries and sectors. “We are very happy to see this collaboration with FLO take off in an area we consider very importantly – to promote women entrepreneurship. The programs are structured to equip first-time entrepreneurs with an understanding of the startup world, enabling models and support available” – Ramesh Loganathan, COO CIE IIITH

The two organizations are committed to work towards creating Women Entrepreneurs and facilitate an appropriate platform for women to think, learn, create, adapt and achieve true financial freedom as also gain the power to produce wealth.

The FLO Incubator@CIE aims at facilitating 20+ women entrepreneurs with each cohort structured to run for 1 month. The team built for the Incubator comprises of members from both FICCI FLO Hyderabad and CIE IIIT Hyderabad.

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