When Women Entrepreneurs and Coffee Conversations came together

On March 4th, Stars of Startups (SoS) which is a part of Wiselane Ventures organised its Coffee Conversations- Woman’s Day Special with an aim to honour three best women entrepreneurs who fight every odd in order to achieve their dreams. The event was a collaborated effort of India Law, Workden and Wiselane Ventures.

INDIALAW has its offices in major cities in India and a network of well-trained lawyers in more than 400 districts. It provides one-stop legal services to corporates in 36 practice areas and each practice area is headed by highly experienced legal professionals.

WorkDen is a co working facility offering creative yet professional coworking space with a relaxed and collegial work environment. It aims to build a vibrant, purpose-driven community that works, learns, shares and grows together.

WiseLane Ventures Pvt Ltd. is an Investment Consulting and Strategic Ventures Company. It combines business wisdom, financial acumen and investment banking experience to help startups and businesses raise funds and sustain by maintaining financial discipline throughout. Stars of Startups is a digital magazine covering various interviews, stories, features and columns related to startups.

The program witnessed some excellent speakers talk about practical issues that haunt the women entrepreneurs to realise business success. The event was addressed by Jayashree Ashok and Ashok B. who spoke about Recognising and overcoming challenges through mindfulness. It was followed by a talk by Muhammed Rafeeque who spoke about Essential law requirements for startups. This insightful session was later carried on by Sharmila R. who then touched on The essentials of finance for startups. The talks concluded with Archana Priyadarshini who spoke about Investor Communication.

The event then gave 17 women entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business idea to the speakers who then selected the best three women entrepreneurs for the categories: Innovation, Social impact and Budding. The winners were as follows:

Payeli Ghosh, Option 3 consulting – Best Woman Entrepreneur for Innovation

Priyadarshini, WasteWinn – Best Woman Entrepreneur for Social impact

Shruthi Rajan, Much Love – Best Budding Woman Entrepreneur

Kiran Lal, Stugether – Consolation prize

The winners were awarded cash prizes as a token of encouragement. The event was then concluded with a networking session and high tea.

Coffee Conversations now is aiming to use this platform for all the startups to huddle, strive and grow together with an integrated network.

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