The Women Entrepreneur Quest (Women Entrepreneur Quest) contest was created to recognize and support women entrepreneurs and their contributions, from developing innovations to founding new companies.
Women Entrepreneur Quest—an annual contest sponsored by AnitaB.org India and the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST)—highlights and rewards exceptional technology startups founded by women. The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) also played an integral role in supporting and organizing Women Entrepreneur Quest 2016.
The Top 10 winners of Women Entrepreneur Quest receive an expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley. During this trip, these entrepreneurs make new connections, learn to raise funding for their businesses, and are exposed to the valley’s entrepreneurial culture.
We got to catch up with one of the Women Entrepreneur Quest 2016 winners, Tanvi Bhardwaj, CTO of MishiPay India Pvt. Ltd. One of Tanvi’s goals during her trip to Silicon Valley was to meet people interested in supporting MishiPay, which allows brick-and-mortar shoppers to scan product bar codes and pay without waiting in line.
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