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Shiprocket launches Aarambh 2024 for women-led SMEs nationwide

Aarambh 2024 is a platform for women to pitch their innovative business ideas to investors and venture capitalists

Shiprocket launches Aarambh 2024 for women-led SMEs nationwide
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Shiprocket, an e-commerce enablement platform, announced the 5th edition of Aarambh, its flagship initiative dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs. The event began on 26 February 2024.

Women constitute just 14 percent of entrepreneurs, overseeing 20 percent of MSMEs among 58.5 million enterprises in India, says a release from Shiprocket. In line with this year’s theme of Invest in women: Accelerate progress, Shiprocket’s primary focus is to create a platform for women-led SMEs to showcase their entrepreneurial brilliance, catalysing the growth of dynamic enterprises.

Saahil Goel, MD and CEO, Shiprocket says: "The Aarambh initiative has been a resounding success over the years, and it is heartening to witness the impactful contributions of women entrepreneurs to the growth of India’s commerce. Our nation's women have extraordinary potential, and we are excited to see what new and disruptive ideas will be presented during Aarambh 2024."

In addition to cash prizes, participants also have the opportunity to receive Shiprocket shipping credits, providing support on their journey to business success, the release added.

The jury for this year consists of three seasoned business leaders- Trisha Vaidya, Angel Investor & Ex-COO, Dr. Vaidya’s, Malika Sadani, Founder and CEO, The Moms Co. and Divyanshi Chowdhary, Investment Professional, DeVC India.

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