Published on: August 28, 2021



What is in news : The NITI Aayog and US-based tech giant, Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

Details :

  • Titled as ‘WEPNxt’
  • Will leverage technology from Cisco and experience working with India’s start-up ecosystem in order to enable more women-owned businesses in India


  • Will catalyse women entrepreneur movement
  • Technology platform will soon become a personalised guide for every woman entrepreneur in India and help them to realise her dreams.
  • Will be driven by evidence-based decision making on the basis of focused study of Indian women entrepreneurs and their urgent needs across following factors:
    • Community and networking,
    • Skilling and mentorship,
    • Incubation and acceleration programs,
    • Financial, compliance, and marketing assistance.

About Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

WEP is a first of its kind unified access portal. It brings women from different parts of India together and help them to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations. Platform was launched by the NITI Aayog in 2017. It brings together women from diverse backgrounds and provides them access to multiple resources, support, and learning.