- Program Start Date: January 31, 2024
- Scholarship Value: $60,000 USD
- Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
About the Aurora Tech Awards:
The Aurora Tech Awards for Entrepreneurs is an annual global prize designed for women founders of tech startups. This initiative is dedicated to breaking down barriers and advancing equality in the field of tech entrepreneurship.
Women entrepreneurs in the field of Information Technology (IT) often encounter challenges like investor bias, stereotypes, and a lack of role models, which restrict their representation in the industry. The Aurora Tech Awards aim to discover exceptional tech startups led by women and provide the necessary support to help them shine. By supporting women in tech entrepreneurship, this program is setting new and equitable standards in the world of venture capital.
To be considered for the Aurora Tech Awards, you must meet the following criteria:
- Woman Founder: The startup must be founded or co-founded and led by a woman entrepreneur.
- Funding Stage: The startup should not have received investments exceeding $4 million in funding, including the seed round.
- Operation Time: The startup must be no more than 5 years old.
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP): The startup should have a functional prototype. Applications with only an idea will not be considered.
- First Prize: $30,000 USD
- Second Prize: $20,000 USD
- Third Prize: $10,000 USD
How to Apply:
To apply for the Aurora Tech Awards, follow these steps:
- Use the provided template to showcase your startup. Highlight your achievements, challenges, startup details, and your plan for the prize.
- Complete the application form on the official website.
- Attach your PDF presentation.
- Submit your application before the deadline on December 1st. Best of luck with your application!
(Note: Amounts mentioned are in USD, and the awards are aimed at women entrepreneurs with tech startups in African countries.)