CatalyseTech EntrepreneuHer Innovation Challenge 2024


YouthNet in partnership with SELCO Foundation is looking for Nagas with innovative ideas and solutions as part of The Catalyse Tech Awards to recognize individuals and entities committed to impactful socio-economic development.

CatalyseTech EntrepreneuHer Innovation Challenge


CatalyseTech is a platform that works towards making innovation inclusive and sustainable for all. This innovation challenge is exclusively for women technology entrepreneurs in India, fostering gender diversity and inclusion. CatalyseTech’sEntrepreneuHer Innovation Challenge, promotes gender diversity and sustainability in Indian technology entrepreneurship. The EntrepreneuHer Innovation Challenge empowers women aligning with UN SDGs for gender equality and economic growth. It aims to create awareness and solutions for sustainability and climate resilience.

The Offer

The challenge offers award money for upto 10 applicants, with maximum prize money upto INR. 15 lakhs. This financial support aims to assist the winners in further developing and implementing their technology solutions.

Inviting Applications in Four Broad Categories with Hardware Based Technologies

  • Agriculture & Allied
  • Food Processing & Micro Business
  • Last Mile Health Technologies
  • Built Environment

Applications are Open to Women Candidates who are

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technical and Entrepreneurial Aspirants
  • Innovative Thinkers
  • Resource Seekers
  • Committed to Inclusivity

Way Forward:

The selected enterprises will receive support from Selco Foundation and WEP in terms of:

  • Support to prototype or pilot test solutions with last mile end users.
  • Field level feedback and insights.
  • Support in product modification based on end user feedback.
  • Entrepreneurs will benefit from mentorship and guidance to boost their ventures.
  • This initiative enhances the growth and impact of participating enterprises.
  • Selected enterprises can expect faster growth, product development, and market entry due to the focused support and resources.

Kindly note, only the shortlisted candidates shall be notified!