What previous winners of the the awards say:
“The Techpreneurs awards bring together a deeply connected network which resulted in both VC investment as well as commercial outcomes for VChain’s business development in aviation and defence. There is no other award which gives a platform this prestigious to women in technology, and I highly recommend them”.
Irra Ariella Khi
“Winning the Techpreneur’s Award For Women in 2018 was both a huge honour and a huge help. Presenting in the House of Lords and winning such a prestigious award opened doors for the MeeTwo project”
Co-Founder Me Two
“Being shortlisted for the Women Techpreneur’s Awards 2018 and then winning the ‘public vote’ was a great experience for me and for my company. It felt like a vindication of my passion and vision to provide women with affordable and convenient access to expert gynaecologists. The Awards brought my company to the positive attention of potential investors for which I am grateful’
Dr Karen Morton
Consultant gynaecologist and Founder of Dr Morton’s- the medical helpline
Thanks to the kind invitation of Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to host the 2019 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.
Are you a woman involved in a tech enterprise that has not yet started actively trading?
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?
Are you interested in buying tickets to the live pitch and Awards at the House of Lords on 7 February 2019?
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
Why enter the awards?
There are a number of benefits for you and your company from applying to or attending the awards.
Recognition of achievement by high-flying judges in the worlds of tech and finance
Network with other entrepreneurs, VCs, business leaders and more.
Enjoy increased visibility through press coverage
Attract new investors, users and potential hires
Application deadline:Monday 17th December 2018
Complete all sections of the application form and return with relevant documents to the Techpreneurs team by Monday 17th 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 7th February 2019. Still have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, The Sunday Times EDITOR, The Sunday Times Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chief Operating Officer at CyNation Limited
Daniela has over 25 years of international and diverse industry sector experience, ranging from senior general management expertise within global corporates such as Kodak, Avon Products and HAVI Logistics to technology SMEs. She is the Co-founder and COO of CyNation, a cyber security and compliance solutions firm.
Investment Director within the Technology Partnership, IP Group
Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, is an Investment Director, Technology at IP Group plc where she takes an active role as a Board Director in various software (AI/Machine Learning) assets of the portfolio whilst also evaluating new opportunities. Most recently has been responsible for the trade sale of TheySay Ltd. A Rhodes Scholar, she has a PhD from University of Oxford (Mobile Robotics Group).
VC Investor, Notion
Stephanie works in the Investment team at Notion (www.notion.vc) where she is actively searching for disruptive tech investments in the B2B space in Europe at the Series A/B stages. Prior, Stephanie worked at Columbia Lake Partners, where she was responsible for the analysis of growth stage technology companies and the structuring of venture debt facilities.
Bridget is an Angel investor who concentrates on technology start-ups founded by women.. She has a background of over 25 years working in IT, digital and mobile at DHL, O2 and Telefonica as Programme Director where she specialised bringing new ideas and disruptive technologies quickly to market. Bridget is an accredited coach and works with entrepreneurs supporting them in rapidly scaling their businesses and obtaining external investment.
Group Corporate Development Director, CentralNic plc.
Sarah Ryan is the Group Corporate Development Director at CentralNic plc., sourcing and executing acquisitions to implement the company’s acquisition-led growth strategy. Previously, had similar roles at LexisNexis and Thomson Financial and began her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch.
Meet our amazing mentors!
Silicon Valley technology
senior executive and board member with multi-billion dollar revenue record.
Her focus is on creating value
for companies through growth
and scale, with emphasis on
high margin revenue.
Marcia was a core member
of the semiconductor unicorn, NetLogic. She led its growth from zero revenue to IPO to a sale to Broadcom for $3.7 billion. She advises founders and CEOs helping them scale & grow, and
mentors young entrepreneurs.
Serial entrepreneur driven by big mission business ideas in the technology, real estate and innovation sectors.
Founder & CEO of Plexal
Founder & CEO of ENTIQ
Founder & CEO of Innovate Finance
Claire Cockerton is a specialist in tech clusters, innovation services and startup eco-systems. Her focus is on building and growing companies that are out to make a positive social and economic impact.
Partners and sponsors
We are grateful for the support and sponsorship these organisations offer – we couldnt run the Awards without them.
Irra Ariella Khi, VChain Technology
Suzi Godson, MeeTwo
Karen Morton, Dr Morton’s
The 2019 Awards will be the fourth, with an impressive list of previous finalists, judges and ambassadors.
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.