AccelerateHER Awards

Women offered chance to join overseas trade mission

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Winning women (from left): Lina Gasiunaite; Corien Staels and Rachel Jones (pic: Terry Murden)

Scottish female business founders are once again being offered an opportunity to raise their company’s profile and win a place on an international trade mission with the launch of the 2020 AccelerateHER Awards.

This year’s awards programme is seeking applications from businesswomen whose companies fit into one of the following four categories: MedTech and Science; FinTech and Cyber Security; CleanTech and Climate; or Disruptive Innovation. 

A winner will be selected for each category and announced at an awards final event in March 2020. They will all secure a free slot on a market-building trade mission to Europe, North America or the Middle East to showcase their business to industry contacts and global investors. The 2020 programme will also include a ‘Rising Star’ award for the female founder with the best early stage business idea. 

The AccelerateHER Awards, which celebrate and support aspirational Scottish-based female founders, are running for their fifth consecutive year. Organised by all-female business angel group Investing Women, the awards are designed to inspire and support more female-led companies in Scotland.

They are open to ambitious women who play a leading role in companies with strong global growth potential, providing participants with an ideal platform to connect with Investing Women’s network of angel investors, commercial advisers and other successful businesspeople. 

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