APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday 4 December 2017
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Apply now for the 2018 Awards

Apply or nominate a woman entrepeneur in tech by Monday 4th December 2017

Save the date for the 2018 Awards

Thanks to the kind invitation of Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to host the 2018 Awards in the House of Lords.

Enjoy a night celebrating your achievements and your company’s successes while networking with fellow entrepreneurs, VCs, business leaders and high net worth investors.

Conceptual

AWARDS CATEGORY

Are you a woman involved in a tech enterprise that has not yet started actively trading?

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Veteran

AWARDS CATEGORY

Are you a woman who plays a definitive role in an existing tech enterprise which has been trading for less than five years and has a turnover of less than £10m?

APPLY

Guest

AWARDS ATTENDEE

Are you interested in buying tickets to the live pitch and Awards at the House of Lords on 18th January 2018?

BUY TICKETS

Judges

The Awards have gathered a panel of expert judges who know exactly what a solid tech proposition and strong leadership look like. Check back soon for more announcements as we continue to confirm the line-up.

Maggie Rodriguez-Piza

CEO, Funding London

Since taking the helm at Funding London in late 2009, Maggie’s main focus has been the planning, creation and launch of new funds to continue to support the company’s mission.

Kelsey Lynn-Skinner

Director Technology Ventures, Touchstone Innovations

Kelsey joined Touchstone Innovations in 2012 as Director Technology Ventures, and focuses primarily on energy, materials and connected device (Internet of Things) technologies.

Rebecca Hunt

Early Stage VC Investor, Octopus Ventures

Rebecca joined the Ventures team in 2012, and focuses on the assessment of investment opportunities, deal origination and ongoing portfolio management. Her specialist interests are in all things consumer.

Camilla Dolan

Principal, Burda Principal Investments

Camilla joined Burda in 2017 and heads up the London office, looking at investment across Europe including France, Scandinavia and Germany. Camilla is a growth stage investor in B2C digital companies.

Judith Clegg

CEO and Founder, Takeout

Judith is a highly experienced consultant, award winning entrepreneur and co-creator of the #HANDSOFF campaign to end violence against women and children.

Danvers Baillieu

COO InfoSum

Danvers is a qualified solicitor, and worked in corporate law firms in London for over 10 years, before taking up his first COO role in 2012. He joined InfoSum in 2016.

Partners and sponsors

We are grateful for the support and sponsorship these organisations offer – we couldnt run the Awards without them.

Why are these awards necessary?

There are other awards out there for women entrepreneurs and for women in tech – but fewer for those who are both.

Unfortunately the word “tech” and the idea of starting a business often conjures up images of alien stereotypes: usually male! Yet skills such as marketing, design, sales and team leadership are often just as important. So if you don’t consider yourself to be an expert in MYSQL or PHP or in ROI’s and cash flows, don’t worry: all you need is the ability to find the right people who are.

There is nothing new about the movement to encourage more women into tech jobs where there are jobs to be filled and a painfully low percentage of women filling them. What is different about these Awards is the idea of encouraging women to actually start their own businesses.

Fiona Scott Lazareff

CEO, Divento.com

Previous Awards

The 2018 Awards will be the third, with an impressive list of previous finalists, judges and ambassadors. 

2015 AWARDS

The 2015 Awards took place on 10 December 2015 at the House of Commons.

Prizes included:

Full digital marketing strategy & execution workshop
2-hour digital marketing accelerator sessions
12-month digital subscription to Tatler
A case of LECLERC BRIANT Champagne
A business plan challenging workshop from KPMG
Three dinners with a mentor at The Modern Pantry

2014 AWARDS

The 2014 Awards took place on 26 June at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair.

Prizes included:

A case of Virginie T champagne
A guaranteed pitching slot at an Angel Academe event
Mentoring sessions with leading entrepreneurs
Membership of The University Women’s Club

2015 WINNERS

Conceptual Elodie Draperi (Give Vision)
Veteran Lucy Stonehill (BridgeU)
Veteran runner up: Imogen Wethered (Qudini)

2014 WINNERS

Conceptual Laura Willoughby MBE (Club Soda) 
Veteran Rosemary Francis MD (Ellexus)

2015 JUDGES AND AMBASSADORS

Bridget Connell Angel Investor, Board Advisor & Start-up Coach, Angel Academe
Scheherezade Davidson CEO, Tricerion Limited
Priyanka Karunanithi Investor, Octopus Ventures
Tabitha Goldstaub Co-Founder Project Placed
Rosa Glover Investment Manager, Capital Enterprise/London Co-Investment Fund; Co-Founder, Together;  Co-Founder, The Prospect
Judith Clegg Founder & CEO, Takeout
Camilla Dolan Investment Manager, MMC Ventures
Elizabeth Varley Co-Founder and CEO, TechHub
David Hathiramani Co-Founder,A Suit That Fits
Lisa Heneghan Partner, KPMG
Emma Lloyd Director of Business Development, BSKYB
Mandeep Singh Co-Founder and CEO, streethub.com
Sarah Wood Co-Founder and co-CEO, unruly.co
Pinky Lilani Founder and CEO, Spice Magic

2014 JUDGES AND AMBASSADORS

Bec Astley Clarke Founder and Chairman, astleyclarke.com
Kayleigh Bateman Special Projects Editor, Computer Weekly
David Hathiramani Co-Founder, A Suit That Fits
Lisa Heneghan Partner, KPMG
Emma Lloyd Director of Business Development, BSKYB
Cordelia Meacher Managing Director, Fieldhouse Associates
Sonia Powar Partner, BOOST & Co
Mandeep Singh Co-Founder and CEO, streethub.com
Olivia Solon Deputy Editor, Wired.co.uk
Lucy Tobin Senior News Feature Writer, Evening Standard
Sarah Turner Founder, Angel Academe 
Victoria Walton Co-founder and COO, sportpursuit.com
Debbie Wosskow Founder and CEO, lovehomeswap.com
Elizabeth Varley Co-Founder and CEO, TechHub

Press coverage from previous years

The Awards attract interest from a diverse range of publications, demonstrated by this selection of press coverage from previous years.

Why enter the awards?

There are a number of benefits for you and your company from applying to or attending the awards.

RECOGNITION

Recognition of achievement by high-flying judges in the worlds of tech and finance

NETWORKING

Network with other entrepreneurs, VCs, business leaders and more.

PROFILE

Enjoy increased visibility through press coverage

POTENTIAL

Attract new investors, users and potential hires

Application deadline:
Monday 4th December 2017

Complete all sections of the application form and return with relevant documents to the Techpreneurs team by Monday 4th December.

Once you’ve applied, just save the date for the live pitching and Awards ceremony to take place in the House of Lords on 18th January 2018.

Still have questions? Please email info@techpreneurs.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

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