JFD, an international growth accelerator operating in Europe and Africa for women in tech invites applicants for the Les Margaret Awards. Women in tech will be awarded in three areas – entrepreneur, intrapreneur and junior, with each having a European and Africa winner. This year’s edition of the awards will focus on addressing the gender investment gap with “Invest in Her” theme.

Interested participants must have innovative solutions that address one or several societal or environmental issues and also create jobs and value for their country’s economies. Interested participants can apply for one of the three categories:

  • Entrepreneur: for female founders or co-founders of tech start-ups
  • Intrapreneur: for women working for companies that have developed an innovative project in agreement with their employer while still being employed
  • Junior: for girls aged between 7 and 18 years with an idea, concept or start-up project that addresses a problem through the application of technology or who have developed a prototype using one or more technologies

Successful participants in the entrepreneur and intrapreneur categories will receive media exposure worth EUR 1 million for a year along with access to major international events, digital equipment, mentorship, and funding through JFD partners. Juniors will receive tailored support for the development of their projects, digital equipment, and a EUR 1,000 scholarship. They will also be mentored and coached by the JFD partners and will benefit from high media exposure.

To apply for the Awards, visit: Applications