IMPACT 2024: A Triumph of Women’s Empowerment and Innovation

The distinguished Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry orchestrated a remarkable event called IMPACT 2024, focusing on recognition, empowerment, and innovation. Held at the magnificent Walchand Hirachand Hall, located within the iconic IMC Building in Churchgate, Mumbai, on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, this gathering served as a tribute to the spirit of women leaders across India.

A standout feature of IMPACT 2024 was its pioneering Women Entrepreneurship Tank (WE Tank) Program, generously backed by Bioriidl. This innovative initiative offered women a prestigious platform to present their groundbreaking business concepts to esteemed investors, cultivating a landscape of opportunity and promise. IMPACT 2024 emerged as a magnificent tribute to women’s entrepreneurship, bringing together visionaries, leaders, and supporters in a grand celebration of empowerment.

Five remarkable startups, adorned with innovation and vision, captivated the audience and investors alike, offering glimpses into a future brimming with promise and potential. Anatomech, Cashvisory, Gifto Lexia, Maw & Paw, and Utopian emerged as beacons of creativity, each promising a unique contribution to the tapestry of entrepreneurship.

The crowning moments of IMPACT 2024 arrived with the conferral of awards: Anatomech claimed the coveted Investors’ Award, while Maw & Paw garnered the adoration of the audience, earning the Audience Choice Award. Their triumphs stand as a testament to the transformative power of vision, dedication, and perseverance.

Distinguished figures in the investment world, including luminaries like Ms. Paula Mariwala, Mr. Sasha Mirchandani, and Mr. Arjun Vaidya, Ms. Kruti Raiyani lent their expertise and insight, evaluating proposals with discerning eyes and nurturing budding ventures with invaluable mentorship and guidance. The presence of keynotes speaker Ms. Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, infused the event with a spirit of inspiration and aspiration, leaving attendees spellbound by her wisdom and experience.

Amrita Somaiya, President of the IMC Ladies Wing.

“At the IMC Ladies Wing, we are constantly striving to innovate and find new ways to empower women entrepreneurs. This year, we challenged ourselves to think outside the box and explore what more we could do at IMPACT”

Soha Parekh, Chairperson of IMPACT

“I must acknowledge that the task of selecting the top 5 finalists was no easy feat. Each application showcased exceptional potential and innovation, making the decision-making process incredibly challenging. However, through careful deliberation and thorough review, we were able to identify the most promising ventures that demonstrated the highest level of merit and promise”

As the evening drew to a close, attendees were treated to a spellbinding musical performance by the enchanting Ms. Kavita Murty Deshpande and her troupe, weaving melodies of harmony and inspiration.

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