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AccerateHER Awards

Nine in contention for overseas prize

Contenders: semi-finalists in the awards

Nine female-led companies representing Tayside, Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh have been shortlisted as growth category finalists for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards.

They are:

My Diabetes My Way, Dundeeon online diabetes management support business

Cascade Water Products, Arbroath manufacturer of domestic micro greywater re-use systems

Little Riot, a company founded by a Dundee University design graduate whose technology enables people to connect via their heartbeats.

uFraction8, a Falkirk business making scalable filtration systems for the bi-technology sector

TeqNox, a Glasgow designer of body protection for equestrian sports

Craft Design House, an Edinburgh aggregator of leading and emerging craft and design studio

IntelliDigest, an Edinburgh manufacturer of a new anaerobic food waste digestion systems

Sustainably, an Edinburgh developer of a real time social responsibility platform

CogniHealth, an Edinburgh online dementia caring solution.

The winners will be announced on 8 March at the at the Investing Women Ambition and Growth conference in Edinburgh.

Six winners will secure a place on an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai in April or to California in September.

In addition to the growth category, a number of up and coming female entrepreneurs are also vying for the ambition category award, which will be revealed at the conference.

Now in their third year, the awards are open to businesswomen whose companies demonstrate strong growth potential. The competition provides a platform for participants to attract investment into their businesses.

Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women said: “Given we had a record 190 entries this year, the finalists deserve huge credit for making it to this stage of the awards and I wish them all well for the final. These businesses demonstrate the immense entrepreneurial achievements of women across Scotland who deserve every success going forward. 

“I’m delighted AccelerateHER is having such a positive impact with the winners from the first two years having gone on to secure more than £3.75m of investment since getting involved in the awards programme.”


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