Innovation Unleashed: Measuring the Effectiveness of Atal Incubation Centres in Nurturing Women Entrepreneurs

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https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-055

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Atal Incubation Centres, Women Entrepreneurship, Startup Ecosystem, Initiatives, Factors, Challenges, Gender Inclusivity, Entrepreneurial Journey, Innovation Support, Policy Enhancement

Abstract

Purpose: The manufacturing industry has been at the cutting-edge of technology advancements, which has Background: This research delves into the impact of Atal Incubation Centres (AICs) on women entrepreneurship, aiming to understand the driving initiatives behind female participation in the startup ecosystem. Recognizing the imperative role of AICs in shaping entrepreneurial landscapes, the study addresses the need to assess their specific contributions to fostering women-led ventures.

 

Objective: The study sets out to achieve several key objectives, including the identification of AIC programs that support women entrepreneurs, the exploration of factors that enhance female involvement in startups facilitated by AICs, and the analysis of challenges faced by women entrepreneurs within this ecosystem.

 

Method: Employing a dual-methodology approach, the research relies on both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data is gathered through meticulously crafted questionnaires, allowing for a firsthand understanding of the experiences and perspectives of women entrepreneurs associated with AICs.

 

Findings: The synthesis of primary and secondary data aims to provide a concise yet thorough analysis of AICs' effectiveness in fostering women entrepreneurship. By shedding light on specific programs, influential factors, and challenges encountered, the research endeavors to contribute valuable insights to policymakers, researchers, and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

 

Conclusion: This comprehensive investigation seeks to inform the ongoing discourse on women entrepreneurship and innovation. By offering nuanced insights into the measures implemented by AICs, factors fostering increased female participation, and the challenges faced, the research provides a foundation for crafting effective strategies to create a more inclusive and supportive startup ecosystem for women.

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2024-04-30

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S., S. P. C., Verma, J., Ghosh, R., Sharma, S. K., Nath, H., Amin, R., & Das, A. (2024). Innovation Unleashed: Measuring the Effectiveness of Atal Incubation Centres in Nurturing Women Entrepreneurs. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e06534. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-055

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