wep.gov.in – NITI Aayog to launch a Women’s Entrepreneurship Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

Published Date - 09 March 2018 03:54:37 Updated Date - 10 March 2018 03:13:57

Central Government has announced to launch a new platform for the women entrepreneurs termed as Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). As per the statements made the new platform will be regulated and supervised for launch by NITI Aayog. The central government with the launch of the new platform wants to help set up a workable eco system to help encourage women entrepreneurs. Under the new initiative taken, it is expected that more number of women entrepreneurs will get encouraged to offer their contributions towards better development in this field.

This platform will bring out sustainable and long-term strategies for businesses. CEO of NITI Aayog has launched WEP platform and dedicates it to the cause of “Naari Shakti”. The primary objective to launch this online platform is “Women First, Prosperity for All”.

WEP is a first of its kind , unified access portal to bring together women entrepreneurs from different parts of the country. Moreover, WEP will enable network of industry collaborations, partnerships, mentors and peer-to-peer connect.


Details of WEB portal service

  • The central government has launched the new web portal services online at wep.gov.in. Women entrepreneurs can easily log on to the official web site from their web browsers.
  • The central government has also stated that the web portal will focus on three main aspects termed as pillars – Iccha Shakti, Karma Shakti and Gyan Shakti. The web portal is available online LIVE for women entrepreneurs.
  • As per the government the under the new web portal services the central government aims at implementing strategies for long term for sustaining businesses. The web portal will be solely dedicated towards encouraging the women empowerment (Naari Shakti) under the slogan “Prosperity for All- Women First”.
  • As per the statements the web portal service is one of its kind that aims at integrating the women entrepreneurs within the country in single platform to help create a network of peer to peer contact, partnerships, collaborators and mentors.


Women Entrepreneurship Platform Online Registration / Application

WEP is an informative and interactive website which will serve as dedicated resource and knowledge base. This portal will enable both aspiring and established women entrepreneurs to get information about government and private sector schemes. For this reason, women entrepreneurs must fill WEP Platform Online Registration Form to access its services:-

  • Firstly visit the official website wep.gov.in
  • Subsequently on the homepage, click the “Register” tab present on the right side or directly click this link
  • Accordingly, Women Entrepreneurship Platform Registration Form will appear
  • Here women entrepreneurs have to fill the details accurately an finally click the “Register” button to complete the WEP Registration process.

WEP platform will promote offline initiatives of central govt. and other outreach programmes. Accordingly, this will promote entrepreneurial spirit among potential women entrepreneurs in alliance with partner organizations.

Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) – 3 pillars

NITI Aayog has launched WEP Platform to increase the total number of women entrepreneurs to create and empower a dynamic ‘NEW India’. Accordingly, WEP online platform is based on 3 pillars which are as follows:-

  1. Ichha Shakti – This component will help aspiring women entrepreneurs to start their own business / enterprises.
  2. Gyaan Shakti – This deals with providing appropriate knowledge and ecosystem support to help & foster women entrepreneurs in realizing their entrepreneurship skills.
  3. Karma Shakti – To provide hands on support to women entrepreneurs in setting up and scaling of their businesses.

WEP platform will provide services of free credit ratings, mentor-ship, financial assistance to women entrepreneurs, apprenticeship and corporate partnerships. In addition to this, WEP will also encourage women entrepreneurs to share their personal success stories – entrepreneurial journeys, stories & experiences to nurture mutual learning.

WEP Service Partners

WEP will function inside a broader framework of industry cooperation and partnerships. Various Service Providers will also provide unique services to women entrepreneurs which are as follows:-

  • CRISIL – This company will provide credit evaluation service of women led startups.
  • DICE – Dice has setup a separate fund of Rs. 10 crore for potential equity investments which will provide new opportunities.
  • ShopClues.com – This partner is going to provide internship and dedicated mentor-ship to women entrepreneurs.
  • Mann Deshi Foundation – This company will provide digital and financial literacy.
  • Other Corporates – Various other industry bodies like NASSCOM, CII, FICCI, SIDBI and Facebook are also in partnership with WEP. The primary motive is to provide business acceleration, mentorship and other start-up support.


Service partners – WEP

WEP is a portal service that will be partnered by other forms and corporate sectors as well. Some of the services included under this portal service are:-

  • CRISIL – This is a company that has been offered with responsibility for offering with service evaluation to the registered women entrepreneurs. The assistance will be offered in the form of credit evaluation.
  • DICE – This is a company that has the responsibility of providing with new opportunities for the entrepreneurs. The company has also announced to set a budget of Rs 10 crore with an aim to offer internship to the new entrepreneurs.
  • Mann Foundation (Deshi) – As per the sources the company has taken up the responsibility of providing entrepreneurs with financial and digital literacy and knowledge.
  • Others – Thee are a number of other corporate involved including SIDBI, NASSCOM, FaceBook, CII and FICCI. The corporate are partnered with WEP services to help speed up the process of start up for entrepreneurs.


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