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ABI announces 4th edition of Women Entrepreneur Quest

Our Bureau Bangalore Oct 9 | Updated on October 09, 2014 Published on October 09, 2014


The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on advancing  women in  computing, has announced  the 4th edition of  the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2014, which will be held during the 5th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) conference.  

 

The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM-India), will take place from November 19-21 in Bangalore. WEQ is a contest designed to promote and showcase early-stage ventures with a technology component, founded or led by women entrepreneurs in all technologies, according to a company statement. It focuses on talented women technologists in the founding or leadership team of early stage start-ups who have applied technology in innovative ways to solve meaningful business problems, the statement added.

The winner of the WEQ 2014 contest will be awarded a grand cash prize of Rs  5 lakh. Geetha Kannan, India Managing Director of the Anita Borg Institute said that the development of high-potential women entrepreneurs is extremely critical to India’s economy.  

Published on October 09, 2014
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