AmCham Germany – Female Founders Award


organised by AmCham Germany


Barbara Biemann-Bennke
Manager, Events & Projects
+49 30 2130056-21


To be announced

Nominate or Apply by March 7, 2021!

AmCham Germany will present the Female Founders Award for the second time in April 2021 in order to promote and to empower two female (co-)founders in their visibility and networking while inspiring and motivating other women across Germany to become entrepreneurs. As Female founders are still a minority in the start-up ecosystem on both sides of the Atlantic, AmCham Germany launched the Female Founders Award in 2019 to set an example and to honor successful female founders as positive role models. We especially encourage female talent operating in the fields of technology, electronics, engineering or other branches usually underrepresented by women to apply. The award brings together the values of American entrepreneurial spirit and German entrepreneurship as well as the activities of AmCham Germany in the context of entrepreneurship and diversity/women in leadership.

Award Benefits

The prize of the award includes becoming part of AmCham Germany’s Germany-wide and international network by earning a free Basic Membership for one year which includes complimentary tickets for our chapter events, the Annual Membership Meeting and the Transatlantic Business Conference. An introduction via email to three top-level representatives from our corporate members is also included. The recipients will also gain visibility for themselves and their businesses through our communication channels.

Selection Process

Together with our cooperation partners, AmCham Germany publicly calls for the nomination of candidates for the Female Founders Award 2021. Until March 7, 2021, the (co-)founders may either nominate themselves or be nominated by companies or individuals. An independent selection jury will select the recipients in March 2021. The award winners will be informed in early April and the award ceremony will take place on April 27, 2021 as part of a Transatlantic Evening in Berlin.

Selection Criteria

You are the female (co-)founder of a company or start-up (innovative technology or business model)
Your company has been successfully positioned on the market for 2-5 years and is not older than 10 years
Healthy growth and a solid and growing customer base is shown
The turnover of the company was at least 100,000 Euros in the last business year or your company can account for an equivalent turnover relevant engagement (e.g. paid pilot)
You have a well-defined market in your segment
Your team is comprised of at least 5 people
There are leading media and established blogs that have already reported on you and speak for your visibility
You are currently well funded and you have a clear vision for the future and growth of your company for the next 5 years

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