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The government has launched a new platform called ‘herSTART’ to encourage and promote women entrepreneurs.

  • The platform was launched in October 2022 by the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC).
  • The platform aims to provide resources and training modules free of cost to aspiring women entrepreneurs.
  • It also provides a digital community for them, and a digital publication to spread their success stories.


  • herSTART Incubator: Startup incubator for women entrepreneurs and innovators
  • herSTART Accelerator: Accelerator programme for high-impact women-led startups.
  • A monthly allowance of up to ₹20,000 for one year for women-led start-ups.
  • This can be used as an example of the commitment of India to women’s entrepreneurship