Milestones

2004 -2006

  • COWE started its journey in  November 2004
  • Started functioning from Ms. Suman Kumar’s office and the 6 founders pooled in money to run the show
  • Moved into rented premises 6 months later
  • First batch of EDP with 60 participants was conducted
  • Participated in GITEX (Gulf Information & Technology Exhibition) – First International show on the invitation  by Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Celebrated International Women’s Day at Infosys Campus at their invitation
  • Involved with women weavers in Dharmavaram, Microcredit in Jadcherla, Agriculture in Nizamabad and Horticulture in Nalgonda.

2006 -2008

  • Partnership with ZDH/SEQUA
  • Joint Ventures with AWAKE, FKCCI & GCCI – GAO
  • Allotment of land by Government of Andhra Pradesh –  Foundation stone laid for 30 Acres of Industrial Land in Automotive Park
  • Trips to various countries and interaction with women associations
  • 1st Trade Carnival at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road in 2007
  • Participation in the First international Exhibition in Srilanka.
  • 1st Industry based EDP – Food processing EDP in June 2007

2008 -2010

  • President of COWE on MSME Board
  • Participation in 1st National Exhibition MSME EXPO 2008 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • COWE members become part of ISB-Goldman Sachs “10,000 Women” Initiative
  • Foundation Stone laid for 30 Acres Food Park
  • Allotment of Land to COWE Members in the Automotive Park
  • NSIC & NABARD sponsored stalls in Trade Carnival
  • Visit to Bangkok and Kaula Lumpur to understand Food Incubators and Food Processing

2010 -2012

  • COWE becomes ISO Certified
  • Inauguration of 1st Unit of COWE Automotive Park
  • LOI signed between University of East London and COWE
  • Launch of COWE Website and newsletter
  • 1st COWE Walkathon
  • Participation in Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Orlando, USA
  • Participation by COWE members in Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF – 1) in China & International Trade Fair in Greece
  • MOU signed with WeConnect International in China

2012 -2014

  • COWE becomes a National Body COWE India and starts with 8 chapters
  • Young COWE launched
  • 1st Women’s International Summit for Entrepreneurship (WISE) organized by COWE in Hyderabad
  • Participation by COWE in International Trade Fair in Istanbul, Turkey,
  • Participation in 2nd Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum in Mexico City, LOIs signed by fortune 500 companies with 10 COWE members
  • Participation in Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Minneapolis and Pennsylvania, USA
  • Training in London on Textiles for COWE Entrepreneurs
  • COWE Members participated in India Trade Fair, Dubai
  • COWE starts NIMSME APEX Programs

2014-2016

  • CO-WE India moves into its own premises
  • CO-WE India gets NABET accreditation.
  • CO-WE gets FTAPCCI excellence award
  • Participation by CO-WE members in India, International Trade Fair, New Delhi.
  • CO-WE India was core partner for MIT Global Start Up Workshop.
  • Kitchen Incubator launched.
  • Talent/Job mela organised in association with NIMSME.

2016-2017

  • Rajasthan and Maharashtra Chapter launched
  • Participation in International Small and Medium enterprises fair in China.