We believe in female founders. We believe teams including female founders perform better. We believe there is huge potential for more female founders to scale their companies internationally.
In 2018, our AccelerateHER Award winners accessed an incredible top-level week, with the female founders accessing trade missions to Dubai and California – resulting in new investment, extensive new business and a much extended network of top industry leaders and finance community ‘shakers and movers’.
We are widening our international opportunities for AccelerateHER winners in 2019. Prizes are a free place on one of our International Trade Mission, in Europe, North America or the Middle East, as well as priceless experiences in connections, confidence building, industry contacts, potential financiers and learning.
Based on the unprecedented success of the AccelerateHER Awards to date this is the fourth year the Awards have been run by Investing Women; Scotland’s all female business angel group.
The Semi-Finals took place on March 20th at Skyscanner HQ, Edinburgh, congratulations to the 17 semi-finalists who took part on the night.
The eight finalists (All Day Designs, Cedeco Contractors, Empowered Earth, Staels Design, SnapDragon Monitoring, Criton, Biotangents and Cytochroma) will then pitch live to a panel of judges and the audience at the AccelerateHER finals (9th May). Finalists will also be given a delegate place at the AccelerateHER Conference: The Sky’s No Longer the Limit (23rd April).
Dates for the Diary
AccelerateHER Competition Opens – Monday 17th December 2018
AccelerateHER Competition Closes – Friday 22nd February 2019
Group training session – Tuesday 12th March 2019. Group coaching session with Investing Women Angels will help your prepare to pitch at the semi-final.
AccelerateHER Semi Final– Evening, Wednesday 20th March 2019, Skyscanner, Edinburgh
AccelerateHER Final – Day time, Thursday 9th May, Codebase, Edinburgh