Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Shiprocket Opens Nominations For Aarambh 2023; A Platform For Budding Women Entrepreneurs In India

* Along with the cash prize, Aarambh 2023 will empower women entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network with seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and partners, as well as get a detailed and expert review of their business model

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Shiprocket, India’s leading e-commerce enablement platform, today opens entry for the 4th edition of ‘Aarambh’ - a successful women empowerment initiative. Aligned with its vision of redefining India’s e-commerce industry by enabling MSMEs, Shiprocket’s Aarambh 2023 aims to equip women-led MSMEs with the right resources to build and scale. Starting 8th February 2023, women-led MSMEs would be able to register and nominate themselves for a chance to present to an esteemed jury panel. 

Aarambh aims to provide budding women entrepreneurs across the country a platform to prove their mettle.  The competition invites several innovative business ideas from women-led SMEs to foster the spirit of business among them. It allows them to turn their ideas into reality and contribute to ‘Bharat Commerce.’ Besides, the event will also offer participants opportunities to network with potential business partners and win several cash prizes.

Speaking on the same, Saahil Goel, Co-Founder & CEO, Shiprocket, said, “This will be the fourth iteration of Aarambh by Shiprocket following the massive success of the first three editions. It is an absolute delight to witness women entrepreneurs making a significant contribution to the growth and progress over the years in Bharat commerce. I strongly believe that the women of this nation are the greatest untapped reservoir of talent and disruptive ideas. We’re looking forward to Aarambh 2023 and the unique and disruptive ideas that are presented in this edition”

The entries for Aarambh 2023 edition are open now. Shepreneurs can apply for the shortlisting process on the Shiprocket website - The shortlisted pitches will get a chance to present their business ideas to the jury panel in a virtual event during International Women’s Week. The top three business ideas stand a chance to win upto INR 1 lakh along with additional benefits from Shiprocket and other sister concern companies.

Last year's winners were Vidushi Vijayvergiya, Founder of ISAK Fragrances, Rishika Namdev, Founder of Saptamveda and Kavita Narayanan, Cofounder of Trelish. 

About Shiprocket

Shiprocket is India’s largest eCommerce enablement platform on a mission to empower the businesses of Bharat to scale their ventures by unleashing the true power of eCommerce. The platform helps the sellers at every step of their eCommerce journey, creating an operating system for direct commerce. Their stack of tech integrations enables shipping, fulfillment, customer communication and marketing tools as well as providers for SMEs, D2C retailers, and social commerce retailers in India. 

Launched in 2017, Shiprocket is on a mission to create a seamless logistics data platform that connects retailers, carriers, and consumers across national and international locations. Shiprocket provides a technology stack to help retailers integrate their shopping websites on Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, Zoho, and others with the platform’s multi-carrier API to manage orders, prints, and shipping labels. It also avails tracking information from multiple providers including managing Cash on Delivery (COD) orders and payment reconciliation. Shiprocket also offers state-of-the-art fulfillment solutions with more than 45 warehouses located across India. The technology stack provides a robust post-purchase experience to consumers resulting in higher engagement and lower RTO (failed deliveries). With 25+ courier partners on board, the brand permits pan-India as well as international shipping deliveries. Its shipping solutions are available across 24,000+ pin codes within India and 220 countries and territories worldwide.

Today, Shiprocket is the platform behind more than 2.5L sellers who generate a GMV of more than $2.5B annually. The platform delivers packets to more than 70M consumers annually and is growing transactions 2.5-3X year on year. The brand became India’s 106th Unicorn in August 2022, after raising $33.5 million in a bridge funding round (Series E2) led by Temasek, and Lightrock India. The company is backed by renowned investors, angels, and venture capitals across the globe including Bertelsmann India Investments, Tribe Capital, Nirvana Venture Advisors, March Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, PayPal Ventures, Zomato, Huddle, and more.

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