Steps for WEQ 2017 Selection Process

Stage 1: 

  • Complete WEQ 2017 Application Form 1 on the online tool

Stage 2:

  • All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for WEQ 2017 and are selected from Stage 1 will move to Stage 2
  • Applicants will be informed about the status of their submission by email
  • Selected applicants will have to complete the WEQ 2017 Application Form 2 on the online tool
  • Stage 2 online submissions will be evaluated by a panel of eminent judges to select 25 finalists. The panel will comprise of representatives/nominees from Knowledge Partner Organizations.

Stage 3

  • All applicants from Stage 2 will be informed about the status of their submission by email
  • The 25 finalists from Stage 2 will be invited to make an in person 3 – 5 minute pitch presentation in Bangalore to a panel comprising of ecosystem influencers and representatives/nominees from DST and IUSSTF .
  • The pitch presentations will be held on November 16, 2017 in Bangalore. More details on this session to be provided closer to date
  • The WEQ 2017 Top 10 winners will be selected from the 25 finalists and announced at a Award Presentation that will be held on November 17, 2017 during the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 2017 conference

WEQ 2017 Timeline

Stage 1 Applications Open August 1, 2017
Stage 1 Applications Close September 3, 2017
Stage 2 Applications Open September 6, 2017
Stage 2 Applications Close October 1, 2017
Stage 2: Announcement of 25 finalists October 25, 2017
Stage 3: 3-5 minutes Pitch Presentation in Bangalore for finalists  November 16, 2017
Stage 3: WEQ Top 10 Announced during GHCI 17 in Bangalore  November 17, 2017