Girls entrepreneurship growth programme launched


Local trading platform eSamudaay has launched a unique female entrepreneurship program that enables dynamic and emerging young women to set up and run independent e-commerce marketplaces in small towns in India.

A press release said the women entrepreneurs will be offered four months of incubation, mentoring, credit facilities and free access to £ 1 worth of software to enable them to set up horizontal e-commerce marketplaces in their home towns.

The training program for women entrepreneurs will begin on International Women’s Day. The aim of the program is to actively involve women entrepreneurs in setting up decentralized local trading companies (LCommerce).

The program will provide aspiring women entrepreneurs with technology, cash, system lending, and business mentoring to start autonomous businesses that operate e-commerce marketplaces with multiple vendors and categories in their hometowns. This is expected to create more employment opportunities in Tier 2 and 3 cities, with a focus on empowering salespeople and producers.

Applicants go through a selection process and 10 winners are selected from among the emerging entrepreneurs applying for the project. With this initiative, eSamudaay aims to create a network of over 1000 LCommerce women entrepreneurs across India as part of its ambitious plans for digital democracy.

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