are all important for the growth of a business. Get access to all this and more by applying for the popular Women  Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2018 contest and win a free visit to the Silicon Valley. 

The Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2018 is the flagship contest of India for women entrepreneurs, who are founders of startups in the technology sector.

Apply for WEQ 2018

Important Information

Eligibility Criteria  Steps for WEQ 2018 Selection Process Contest Rules

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The deadline to complete WEQ 2018 Stage 2 is 14 October, 2018. 

WEQ 2018 Awards

  • The WEQ 2018 Top 10 winners will each receive an all-expenses-paid experiential learning visit to Silicon Valley, US. The visit is for five working days and will take place in 2019 (dates to be announced). During the trip the WEQ 2018 Top 10 will get access to:

Quality Networks
Visits and meetings with key stakeholders in the Silicon Valley ecosystem such as leading technology companies, startups, investors, officials, incubators, accelerators, universities and so on.
Expert Guidance
Sessions and workshops on important business functions and aspects from industry veterans, mentors, entrepreneurs and experienced professionals
True Inspiration
Close interactions and networking with role models in Silicon Valley. This is also a great opportunity for the WEQ 2018 Top 10 to showcase their dynamic startups/ideas in Silicon Valley

  • The 25 finalists of WEQ 2018 will receive a free one day-pass for attending the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 18 conference on 14-16 November, 2018 in Bangalore. GHCI is the largest technical conference for women in India and is a great opportunity to learn and network with some of the best minds in the industry.

More about WEQ 

WEQ 2018 is sponsored by India and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) plays an integral role in supporting and organizing WEQ 2018. India, DST and IUSSTF have been in a joint partnership and successfully organizing the WEQ contest since 2014.

Sijo Kuruvilla George, is the consultant for WEQ 2018.

WEQ 2018 Community Partner

WEQ 2018 Outreach Partners