Steps for WEQ 2018 Selection Process

Stage 1: 

  • Complete WEQ 2018 Application Form 1 on the online tool

Stage 2:

  • All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for WEQ 2018 and are selected from Stage 1 will move to Stage 2
  • Applicants will be informed about the status of their submission by email
  • Selected applicants will have to complete the WEQ 2018 Application Form 2 on the online tool
  • Stage 2 online submissions will be evaluated by a panel of eminent judges to select 25 finalists. The panel will comprise of representatives/nominees from Knowledge Partner Organizations

Stage 3

  • All applicants from Stage 2 will be informed about the status of their submission by email
  • The 25 finalists from Stage 2 will be invited to make an in-person 3 – 5 minute pitch presentation in Bangalore to a panel comprising of ecosystem influencers and representatives/nominees from DST and IUSSTF .
  • The pitch presentations for the 25 finalists will be held on November 13, 2018 in Bangalore. More details on this session to be provided closer to date. The WEQ 2018 Top 10 winners will be selected from the 25 finalists and announced at an Award Presentation that will be held on November 14, 2018 during the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 18 conference

WEQ 2018 Timelines

Stage 1 Applications Open September 3, 2018
Stage 1 Applications Close Extended to 2 October, 2018
Stage 2 Applications Open October 3, 2018
Stage 2 Applications Close October 14, 2018
Stage 2: Announcement of 25 finalists October 23, 2018
Stage 3: 3-5 minutes Pitch Presentation in Bangalore for 25 finalists  November 13, 2018
Stage 3: WEQ Top 10 Announced during GHCI 18 in Bangalore  November 14, 2018