The AccelerateHER Awards are designed to inspire and support more women-led companies to set up and go for growth; access significant support and networks and give entrants as much exposure as possible for their businesses. Such awards have already resulted in significant investment and many other tangible business benefits for competitors. We want as many women to enter as possible because as soon as you contact us you can start accessing opportunities, whether or not you are a winner:
We want to help our AccelerateHER entrepreneurs to continually develop their entrepreneurial skills. These are: accessing pitch training; support to keep developing their ideas and sharpen their business proposition; coaching and one-to-one mentoring. Please note that you do not need to be a winner to access this help.
The Awards have attracted nearly 300 participants to date, with 680 people over the past two years having participated in the Conference and attended the AccelerateHER Awards Dinner. Many of our winners have gone on to secure investment and take their ideas to the next level.
At Investing Women, we partner and collaborate with many other organisations supporting enterprise, including, amongst many others, ScotCanDo, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Girl Geeks Scotland, Linc Scotland, Entrepreneurial Scotland, Enterprise Campus, Converge Challenge, Innovate UK Such collaboration ensures that our alumni have ongoing access to networking events, a large pool of experts and opportunities to commercialise their work.We will shortly be announcing the significant private sector partners and sponsors who will also be offering specialist support to AccelerateHER entrepreneurs