PUNE: A total of nine startups led by female entrepreneurs battled it out with their pitch for business ideas in the ‘Pitch Competition’ organized by TiE Pune, a non-profit global network that fosters entrepreneurship. The pitch presented by the startups in the stipulated timeslots included their business ideas, marketing strategies, expansion plans, revenues, and managing the overall relevant business ecosystem. The Jury included Pradeep Udhas, Managing Director- KPMG, Nupur Garg, Founder-WinPE, Shashikant Chaudhary, Co-Founder – Stealth Mode Startup, and Sandeep Chawda, Managing Partner- Pentathlon Ventures.
The Pitch Competition was organized in the form of a live event in association with empower – An initiative by Zone startups India- India’s First Tech Accelerator for women and currently in its 5th editionRavi Nigam, President- TiE Pune started off the event with his opening remarks while Zelam Chaubal, TiE Pune Women Initiative Chair, and Director Kesari Tours Pvt Ltd introduced the jury.
Dr. Parul Ganju, Ahammune Biosciences Pvt. Ltd won the competition and has qualified for the global competition. The Pune-based company focuses on developing treatments for diseases of the skin, like Vitiligo. The runners-up for the competition were Rupali Kelshikar, Woloo -India’s first hygiene facility for women, Aditi Bhosale Walunj – Repos Energy – An energy distribution platform and Nivedita Saboo – Nivedita Saboo Clothing – preparing global, sustainable, ethically sourced and ergonomically engineered clothing.
The other finalists in the competition included Deepa Shah- Novosalus Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mini Menon- LHI Digital Network Pvt. Ltd., Ashwini Oke – ASETS-LUX Consulting LLP, Manjusha Jakatdar- Loom works, and Jhilmil Kochar,- Innoembed Technologies LLP.
The winner and runners-up were announced by Vineet Patni, Vice President- TiE Pune. The support team members, Sujatha Mengane, Preeti Pandhu, and Rashmi Ghosh were also present during the live event.
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