The AccelerateHER Awards in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs celebrate women excelling in their sector and are split across five regions – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North England and South England – with four categories in each region: Science and MedTech; FinTech, Data Science and Cybersecurity; CleanTech, Climate and Net Zero; and Disruptive Innovation.

In just six years, the awards have quickly developed a reputation for providing a springboard to growth for finalists and winners by opening doors to new connections and opportunities through the global AccelerateHER and Barclays Eagle Labs networks.

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’.

The category winners in each of five regions will receive a mentoring package from Investing Women Angels and get the opportunity to take part in one of our international market building missions* to Europe, North America or the Middle East. Winners will become part of the AccelerateHER network and benefit from priceless connections, industry contacts, potential funders and learning.

In addition to becoming part of the AccelerateHER community, you are eligible to receive support and access to the Barclays Eagle Labs and Barclays network. Eagle labs is committed to helping their members and wider entrepreneurial ecosystem grow and scale, through their network of co-working spaces, mentors and learning tools, as well as their events, programmes and workshops for ambitious businesses.

To enter, first ensure you meet the entry criteria and read further information, the application process involves a short application form and a three-minute pitch on the dedicated AccelerateHER Awards in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs platform, Submit.

Applications are open now and close 11.55pm on Friday 10th December.