Maharashtra State Innovation Society has established a Women Entrepreneurship Cell dedicated for promoting entrepreneurship amongst women.
Under this cell, various activities shall be organised in collaboration with colleges, universities, corporates, etc. to increase participation of women in entrepreneurial activities across the state.
In line with the mandate of this cell, State Innovation Society has awarded SNDT University a dedicated Incubation Centre for Women.
A formal launch of the same took place on 8th march 2021 at 4:30 pm in presence of Hon. Minister Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department.
Maharashtra State Innovation Society is a nodal government agency to boost innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state of Maharashtra.
Established under Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra, the society aims to foster innovative approaches and create conducive environment for innovative businesses to operate in Maharashtra.
Under the aegis of Maharashtra State Innovative Startup Policy 2018, released in February 2018, the team at Maharashtra State Innovation Society is driving various initiatives to provide support at multiple levels to the startup ecosystem.
- Maharashtra Startup Week (MSW)
A flagship event to give startups an opportunity to pitch their product/services to government and win 24 government work orders worth up to 15 lakh each. Maharashtra Startup Week will happen in last week of April every year.
- Network of Incubators
Funding and setting up state-wide network of 16 startup incubators
- Hirkani Maharashtrachi
Providing mentorship and financial support to women entrepreneurs working under Self Help Groups to transform their innovative ideas to scalable and sustainable businesses
- District Business Plan Competitions
Conducted at district/division level, it is a platform to propose innovative business ideas to address problems faced by local communities and districts
- Financial Support to Startups
Providing financial assistance to startups by reimbursing a major fraction of their costs spent on filing patents and lab testing for product launches.