We believe in female founders. We believe teams that include female founders perform better. We believe there is huge potential for more female founders to scale their companies internationally.
AccelerateHER Awards 2020
The AccelerateHER Awards are a celebration of female founders and their potential to grow their companies and scale internationally. Now in their fifth year, the awards have provided a springboard to growth for finalists and winners by opening doors to new connections and opportunities through the global AccelerateHER network.
Previous AccelerateHER Award winners have accessed incredible top-level market building missions to California, New York, Boston, Berlin and Dubai – resulting in new investment leads, extensive new business and a much extended network of top industry leaders and finance community ‘movers and shakers’.
One winner from each category will get the opportunity to take part in one of our international market building Missions to Europe, North America or the Middle East. In addition, they will benefit from priceless connections, industry contacts, potential financiers and learning.
To enter, first ensure you meet the entry criteria, then submit your 3 minute pitch video via our website by clicking the button below. Be sure to also complete the short application form to accompany your video.
AccelerateHER Awards 2020 Categories
This year we are splitting the awards into four categories with a winner being selected from each category. When you complete the application form you will be asked to select which category you wish to be considered for from the following:
Medtech and Science
Medical devices, cures for infectious diseases and life changing health management apps are just some of the ideas we would expect to see in this category. We are looking for businesses with life changing innovations for humans or animals.
FinTech and Cybersecurity
Do you have a platform that will change the face of banking and wider financial services? Have you developed a tool that will protect the most vulnerable of data from hackers? Then this category is for you.
CleanTech and Climate
This category is for companies that have found a way to replace plastic, reduce emissions or helping save the planet using technology.
If you don’t fit into one of the other 3 categories but you have a technology or service innovation that is set to disrupt your sector, then this category is for you.
We would love it if everyone could win, but sadly that’s not the case. We often see businesses that have huge potential but are not quite at the right stage to benefit from winning a place on our market building missions just yet. So our judges will select a Rising Star from among the semi-finalists who will benefit from a package of in-kind support from our professional partners. The Rising Star will be announced at our semi-finals and get the chance to showcase their business at the finals in March.