AccelerateHER Awards 2022 in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs

Celebrating and supporting female entrepreneurship across the UK


The AccelerateHER Awards in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs are UK-wide for 2022.

Now in their seventh year, the awards are set to recognise inspirational female founder success across the whole of the UK.

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About the AccelerateHER Awards 2022

The awards 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.

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 AccelerateHER’s international market building missions. 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, applicants will have the opportunity to receive support and access to Barclays Eagle Labs.

The awards will aligned to four categories.
Entrants can only enter one category:

Science and MedTech

This award recognises life changing innovations through unparalleled creativity in science or medical technology. If your business is at the forefront of your sector, pushing scientific boundaries with anything from medical devices to life changing apps, then this is the category for you.

FinTech, Data Science and Cybersecurity

This award celebrates businesses that are changing the face of financial services and data science. If you’re embracing the open banking revolution through financial technology; providing cybersecurity solutions to protect the most vulnerable of data; harnessing data to extract and harness knowledge then this category is for you.

CleanTech, Climate and Net Zero

This category is for companies using technology to tackle the climate crisis. No matter what field you’re working in, if you’re on a journey to Net Zero by developing solutions to reduce emissions and combat global warming, this is the award for you.

Disruptive Innovation

If you don’t fit into one of the other three categories but your business is trail blazing with technological innovation and brilliance, then you could be our Disruptive Innovator for 2022. We want to hear from businesses who are disrupting their sector with new ideas.

About AccelerateHER


AccelerateHER is a vibrant network of female founders and partners who share the passion to accelerate the growth, visibility and backing of talented female business founders and leaders.

Along with their partners at Investing Women Angels, Scotland’s first women only angel group, AccelerateHER deliver a variety of events and workshops to support and inspire female founders to scale their business. 

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