The AccelerateHER competition is open to any female founder with international growth aspirations. You can also be part of a mixed team of founders.
We understand that many innovative businesses take time to start generating sales income; so, you do not need to be trading to enter. You do, however, need to be beyond the ideas stage and be able to clearly communicate your vision and business model for growth. You will also need to be a UK registered company with a Scottish trading base.
If, however, you are not yet ready for international growth, we’ll also be identifying a Rising Star. This will be a female founder with great ideas, whose business shows great potential but may not yet be ready to accelerate growth. We particularly want as many women as possible with growth aspiration to enter the AccelerateHER Awards, even if their business is at concept stage, hence the Rising Star award – because the sky’s no longer the limit!
We recognise that today’s tech underpins almost every business, so you do not need to be a pure tech company to apply. It’s all about how you use tech creatively in your product or service or to ‘enable’ your company’s sales growth by, for example, getting your product or service to customers.
Over the coming weeks; we will be featuring previous AccelerateHER winners and finalists on social media and on our website so please keep an eye on #AccelerateHER competition.