About She Loves Tech India 2019

She Loves Tech 2019 Global Startup Competition is the world’s largest startup competition focused on women and technology. With international rounds held in over 20 locations across Bangladesh, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, USA etc., the competition provides a platform for not only women entrepreneurs, but also startups dedicated to improving the lives of women globally.

For the first time, She Loves Tech will be stepping foot in India in association with Kerala Startup Mission, the nodal government organization for promoting the startups in the state of Kerala. KSUM will spear-head the National competition. The competition is focused on women-led or women-impact businesses. The registration for the competition has been opened and will closes by 10th July 2019.

The National Grand Challenge will be held in Integrated Startup Complex, Cochin, Kerala on 1st August 2019

National Grand Finale



Brochure India


Brochure Global


Global Partner


Who can participate?

Startups seeking seed, angel or Series A round funding (raised under US$5M) with at least a minimum viable product.
(a) Any entrepreneur, male or female, who is using technology to impact women positively:
  • Are a significant proportion of end-users female?
  • Are products specifically designed with women users in mind?
  • Does the product itself address a problem that disproportionately affects women?
(b) At least one female entrepreneur in founding team who is using technology to solve a problem

Competition snapshot

Mentorship Round

For Screened Startups

@ISC, Cochin , Kerala

30th July 2019
Investor Cafe

For Screened Startups

@ISC, Cochin , Kerala

31st July 2019
The National Grand Challenge

For Shortlisted Startups

@ISC, Cochin , Kerala

1st August 2019
Bootcamp in Beijing

For National Winner

10-13th Sept 2019
Global Finals & International Conference

For National Winner

14th Sept 2019



21st June 2019 | 10am-12PM

Partner: NSR CEL



24th June 2019 | 3pm-5pm

Partner: IAMAI



26th June 2019 | 4pm-6pm

Partner: ZONE Startups



28th June 2019 | 3pm-5pm

Partner: WeHub



Registration Opened

16th April 2019

Registration Closes

10th July 2019, 7pm

Application Screening

12th July 2019 - 17th July 2019

Publishing Shortlisted Startup list

Results published

Ten startups for Final Pitching on The National Grand Challenge & Mentoring Session

Mentoring Session

30th July 2019

Investor Cafe

31st July 2019

The National Grand Challenge

She Loves Tech India 2019 - 1st August 2019

What will you get?

National Challenge

  • Kerala Startup Mission will sponsor the Winner to attend the BootCamp and GLOBAL FINALS & INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE in Beijing
  • Access to Global Markets
  • Opportunity to pitch in the Women tech competition of She Loves Tech India
  • Opportunity for Business Connects and Investor Linkages
  • Mentoring session and pitching workshop by Industry Experts
  • One to one investor sessions
  • Opportunity to get funded

Global Challenge

  • The global winner will receive an equity-free cash prize of US$15,000.
  • Special Media and Mentorship Prizes for the Top 3 Startups.
  • Fast track access to She Loves tech Access Programme
  • Financial and Business Model Advisory Services
  • Opportunity to attend a Global High Level bootcamp at Beijing, China
  • Opportunity to pitch before a global Investors and get funded
  • Can Pitch their businesses on an international stage, gaining invaluable face time with leading tech ecosystem players.

Country Ambassadors

Ms. Sreekutty O U

A technology evangelist and the harbinger of Change, she champions the initiatives of the Govt of Kerala in equipping a new movement of student leaders to engage with the startup communities by bridging the hiatus through technology.

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Ms. Sethu Sathyan

Sethu is a tech enthusiast and loves building communities. She manages corporate partnerships and leads programs for women entrepreneur at 91springboard.

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Ecosystem Partners

Register Now

Do you have a startup with an MVP and have raised less than 5 million USD?
Do you have an early-stage startup with either a tech product largely impacting women, a female founder or both?
Do you want to take your startup to the next level?

If your answer is yes