Recently, six women led startups have won Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge organized by MyGovin collaboration with UN WOMEN.
MyGov is an innovative platform to build a partnership between Citizens and Government with the help of technology for growth and development of India.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
Launch: Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge was launched by MyGov in collaboration with UN Women in April 2020.
Objective: To encourage and involve women led startups to come up with innovative solutions that can help in the fight against Covid-19 or solve problems that impact a large number of women.
Selection Criteria: Evaluation of the solutions proposed by the startups was done on the parameters that included innovation, usability, relevance and impact of their idea on the society.
Top 3 entries were selected as winners, and in view of the high quality of solutions presented, 3 additional entries were recognised as ‘Promising Solutions’.
Cash Prize: Rs. 5 lakhs each for the top 3 winners, Rs. 2 lakhs each to the 3 startups chosen for their promising solutions.