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March 2016

Celebrating International Women’s Day: TGF & UNDP India Partner to Accelerate Women Entrepreneurs

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Zurich, 08 March 2016 – Trestle Group Foundation today announced its partnership with UNDP to empower and accelerate Indian women entrepreneurs. The first collaboration will deliver Trestle’s customized Connect & Accelerate session for early-stage entrepreneurs on March 19, 2016 in Bangalore.

“We are proud to partner with UNDP – an organization that has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development – to deliver our Connect & Accelerate workshop,” says Dana Brice Smith, Trestle Group Foundation Chief Executive. “Our Connect & Accelerate workshop is designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, and it’s based key challenges women-led businesses face,” he continued. “Our 20:20 Vision is to support 20’000 women entrepreneurs in emerging economies by 2020. Our program goal is to link human capital, networks and resources to build sustainable communities of women entrepreneurs.”

For Connect & Accelerate program details, please visit:

To inquire or apply to participate, please send an email to: [email protected]

About UNDP

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.

About Trestle Group Foundation

Built on a new model of nonprofit support, and guided by the belief that entrepreneurship fuels the engine that drives economic opportunity, growth and social progress, Trestle Group Foundation has been working to empower women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies since 2005.



Dana Brice Smith, Trestle Group Foundation:

+41 43 500 17 41

[email protected]


Govindaraj Jeyachandaran, UNDP

+91 9710404100

[email protected]