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Top Women Startups
By Sandhya

The Anita Borg Institute India (ABI), whose primary aim is advancement of women in computing and technology has announced the top 10 winners of the 6th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2016. WEQ 2016 is a contest for technology startups founded by women. All the top 10 winners received an all-expenses-paid experiential learning visit to the Silicon Valley, US.

WEQ 2016 is sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute India (ABI India) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

The top 10 winners were selected from 329 entries received from across India. The applicants were evaluated on their product and business model. The WEQ 2016 is held during ABI’s flagship conference in India, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2016, the largest conference for women technologists in the country.

The top 10 winners of WEQ 2016 are

1.    Myukhini Pande, CO-FOUNDER, Greenopia

2.    Roli Gupta, Founder & CEO, Oorjan

3.    Tanvi Bhardwaj, CTO & Co-Founder, Mishipay

4.    Suhani Mohan, Co-Founder Saral Designs

5.    Ishita Anand, Founder & CEO, Bitgiving

6.    Richa Singh, Co-Founder, YourDost

7.    Arti Agrawal, Co-Founder & COO, Anaxee

8.    Shrishti Sahu, Director, Aqaya

9.    Pooja Kothari, MD, Storemore

10. Binal Doshi, Founding Team Member and AVP - User Engagement at PlexusMD

‘The startup ecosystem in India is gaining momentum and it is heartening to note that many of the tech startups are driven by women successfully. Capturing the essence of the tech-age, women entrepreneurs are foraying in different verticals, building smart and innovative solutions that are life-enhancing. We are thankful to the DST, Government of India and IUSSTF for their continued support in our endeavor to expand the base of women-founded technology startups,” said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, ABI India.

Photo:  Top 10 Winners of the WEQ 2016 along with Telle Whitney, President & CEO of The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), Geetha Kannan, MD, ABI India, Siji Kuruvilla George, Consultant for WEQ 2016 and others guests

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