The Business Diva competition 2022 organized by GCCI Women’s Wing in association with FiiRE (Forum for Innovation, Incubation, and Research & Entrepreneurship) and powered by Geno Foundation was held on Saturday, 30th April, 2022 at the Surendrababu Timblo Convention Hall in Panjim. The Chief Guest of the function was Ms Usha Ramesh, Chief Regional Manager of Goa Regional Office, NABARD and Mr Ralph De Sousa, President, GCCI was the Guest of Honour.
Business Diva awards were conceptualized two years back and this was the third edition. There were three categories – Category 1 (Start Up- less than 2 years in business) Category 2 (Scale Up- more than 2 years)and the Category 3 (Self Help Groups) . The purpose of organizing Business Diva was to encourage women entrepreneurs with innovative businesses to get structured incubation at FIIRE, mentored by industry veterans, explore networking opportunities, and access to funding.
The Judges for the Final event were Dr Neena Panandikar, Principal Don Bosco Technical Institute, Ms Tejashree Pai, CEO, Chowgule Industries, Mr D S Prashant, CEO, FiiRE and Ms Deepali Naik, Director, Women & Child Development.