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IIM Bangalore launches Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

Bengaluru, India, October 24, 2018 – The NSRCEL at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), which focuses on developing entrepreneurship throughout the country, announced today that it has become an academic partner of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in India and will expand this proven program to reach more women entrepreneurs.

10,000 Women is a global initiative that fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education, mentoring and networking, and access to capital. Founded on the understanding that investing in women entrepreneurs leads to economic growth and stronger communities, 10,000 Women the initiative has already reached more than 10,000 women from 56 countries to date, partnering with more than 30 leading business schools and 100 academic and non-profit partners. Since 2008, over 1,300 women entrepreneurs have graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women throughout 13 cities in India.

The NSRCEL of IIM Bangalore has a rich history of focusing on solving entrepreneurial challenges, both economical and societal. The institution has offered a range of educational and capacity building programs, incubation services, and mentorship support, both for startups and early stage ventures, including specialised programs for women entrepreneurs. Over the last decade, the NSRCEL has trained over 9,000 women through their diverse entrepreneurship programs.

Today’s NSRCEL Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program is for current women entrepreneurs of businesses that have been in operation for at least one year with minimum annual revenue of INR 35 lakhs and at least three employees. The program will include approximately 15 days of classroom sessions (spread over three months) at the IIM Bangalore campus, in addition to mentoring support, business growth plan preparation, and post-program alumni activities. The first cohort of the program at IIMB is scheduled to start in January 2019 and end in March 2019.

Interested candidates may access the NSRCEL Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program website for further details and application forms. https://www.nsrcel.org/10000-women/

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women also offers its full curriculum online through the Coursera platform as an alternative for those entrepreneurs who prefer online education or those that cannot attend a residential program. For more information visit: https://www.coursera.org/launch/10000women