Shri Shakti Challenge won by 6 women-led startups

MyGov held Shri Shakti Challenge with a motive to inspire and encourage women-led startups. The challenge was which was won by 6 women, received an overwhelming response from the audience.

Shri Shakti Challenge won by 6 women-led startups

Six Bengaluru women-led startups in alliance with UN women have bagged Covid-19 Shri Shakti Challenge which was organized by MyGov. set in motion in the month of April, its goal was to inspire and encourage women-led startups concoct innovative solutions that can help in the battle against Covid-19 or take care of issues that are faced by an enormous number of ladies. 

They implemented the challenges in two phases. The first was the Ideation stage and the second was the Proof of Concept (POC) Stage. The challenge was received a staggering reaction with a sum of 1265 passages, countrywide. With careful screening, they shortlisted 25 businesses to present before the jury which included Debjani Ghosh, President NASSCOM, Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer (CTO) Microsoft India, Dr. R Ramanan, MD Atal Innovation Mission, Nishtha Satyam, Dy Country representative, UN Women India, and Abhishek Singh, CEO MyGov. 

The selected startups introduced their alternatives to the jury and resulted in the selection of 11 finalists for the following stage as well as a cash prize of ₹75,000 each to additionally build up their thoughts. As it was announced beforehand, the 3 winners received an award of ₹5 lakhs to implement their ideas, UN Women was liberal enough to consent to compensate ₹2 lakhs each to the 3 new companies picked for their promising arrangements.

The three winners were:

Dr. P Gayatri Hela is the originator of Bengaluru-based Resada Lifesciences Private Limited that plans and creates home and agrarian-based items utilizing plant extricates rather than engineered synthetic substances. 

Romita Ghosh is a malignancy survivor who is the originator of Shimla-based iHeal HealthTech Private Limited which is a medical care fire up that has been at the cutting edge of the battle against COVID and has been giving PPE units to clinics. 

Dr. Anjana Ramkumar and Dr. Anushka Ashokan are the item chief and prime supporter of Kerala based Thanmatra Innovations Private Limited have concocted the imaginative arrangement of an enemy of microbial arrangement that could be showered into tissues or dupattas for making them safe to be utilized as Face Masks. 

The top 3 new businesses distinguished as 'Promising Solutions' are: 

Vasanthi Palanivel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bengaluru-based Seragen BioTherapeutics Private Limited. As a researcher and scientist, she examined the indications and effects of the infection and developed a plasma solution that could be useful for treating respiratory trouble as according to her lungs were mostly contaminated organ by Covid-19.

 Shivi Kapil is the cofounder of Bengaluru-based Empathy Design Labs that centers concerning medical services and accepting the pandemic as an occasion to plan answers for pregnant ladies who couldn't go to the emergency clinic. She developed Kriya, a wearable device to detect pregnancy.

Jaya Parashar and Ankita Parashar – a mother-daughter pair who is founder and co-founder of STREAM Minds, and ed-tech organization that chips away at advancing Science, Technology, Reading/Writing, Arts, and Mathematics training among younger students across India. They developed a robot called ‘Dobot’ which functions as in-house deliver assistance for safety against Covid.