- The applicant must be a woman
- The applicant must be a founder/co-founder of an early stage technology startup
- The startup must be an Indian operating and registered entity
- The primary business focus of the startup needs to be in the technology domain and can cover any sector of technology such as the Internet, Mobile, Clean Tech, Web-based applications, Cloud, IT Enabled Services, Agriculture, Education, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare Applications, Social Media and so on.
- Finalists (Top 6) from past WEQ contests are not eligible to apply
- The WEQ committee reserves the right to request for proof of eligibility criteria
- Any misrepresentation of facts will lead to automatic disqualification from the contest