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In light of the challenging global circumstances, we have extended the application deadline for this program to Friday 10th April. Please note that the program is going ahead as planned, albeit online via Zoom until it is possible again to meet in-person.

TiE Melbourne is pleased to launch the TiE Women Entrepreneurs Program (TwE) for women entrepreneurs residing in the state of Victoria, with initial focus on women of Indian heritage. TwE is delivered in partnership with the Australia India Chamber and the Australia India Institute and supported by the Victorian State Government.

TwE will assist participants turn an idea into a robust business plan and convert that business plan into an operating business model. It will comprise of a 6-week bootcamp with workshops taking place once a week, leading up to a finale in which teams or participants will present their business plan to a panel of eminent entrepreneurs and judges.

Contact for media and partnership

Anoushka Gungadin

TiE Women Entrepreneurship, Melbourne Lead

[email protected]


TwE is aimed at women entrepreneurs of Indian heritage at all stages in their business journey.

If you are interested in knowing how to set up your own business, have a business idea you want to take to the next stage, or even just curious about what’s involved with business in Australia today – we encourage you to apply.

There are 21 participants who will be chosen for the program, so there is plenty of opportunity for you to be part of the TwE business bootcamp.


Applications are open from the 27th February 2020 and close on Friday 10th April.

Applicants will be contacted by the 14th April 2020 on the outcome of their application.

The program will run from Thursday the of 23rd April to Thursday the 28th May 2020 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm online via Zoom.


Workshop #1 Ideation and Conscious Entrepreneurship

Workshop #2 High Performance Team Formation

Workshop #3 Effective Sales and Marketing Strategies

Workshop #4 Finance and Accounting

Workshop #5 Preparing to Pitch


Download application questions here

TwE Application Form Questions

Complete your application here

Applications are open until 10th April 2020. There is a fee of $225 for each participant. Payment instructions will be provided to shortlisted applications on 14th April 2020.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via [email protected]


The applicant judged to have presented the most robust and commercially sound business plan, as evaluated by the TwE Program panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts, will win a trip to Dubai to take place to present their business plan at the TiE Entrepreneurs Global Finals. The prize includes:

  • 12 month TiE Membership
  • 12 months mentorship with experienced TiE members
  • Participation for one winner to pitch for US$ 100 000 cash prize at TiE women Global Finale
  • Return flights and accommodation to TiE Women Global Finale in Dubai