EmpoWer – Supporting social entrepreneurs

All information presented here correspond to pre-merger entity of Capital First Ltd.Information is subject to change post merger w.e.f. 18 December 2018.

We have partnered with Zone startups to support ‘ empoWer ‘ - India’s first women-in- tech accelerator for women entrepreneurs, to support their innovative start-ups.

Program Details

The program ‘emPower’ has committed to provide mentorship, industry connects, peer network, investor meets through a 6-week accelerator program. Through this partnership, IDFC FIRST Bank committed to providing a ten lakh grant to those innovators who are using technology to solve pressing social issues.

Our Support

The first idea we are supporting is Tactopus led by Chandi Rajendran, who has developed an interactive ed-tech device for blind children to learn independently and through gamification using tangible objects and tactile material.
The second innovative business idea we have supported is by Periwinkle Technologies led by Veena Moktali which is a med-tech startup that enables faster and better diagnostics and care. The company has developed an affordable and effective device for cervical cancer diagnosis with Tata Memorial Center as clinical partner. Our support is being used towards building of working prototype, conducting clinical trials and hiring good talent.

Voice of our impact

      
      
       
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