Female Founder of the Year is the most competitive awards in MENA dedicated to female founders in the tech and the digital space. We are currently accepting applications from around the world, MENA, and Saudi Arabia. Any female founder with a tech startup can apply. We accept startups across all stages, industries, and countries. However, there must be at least 1 female founder in the team who owns at least 10% equity in the company and the startup must be a tech or digitally enabled startup.
Once you apply, our team will review that your application is complete and we thereon we will feature your company on our website for more exposure and for your startup to receive votes from the public.
Votes will account for 30% of the overall score (1 vote per person) and 70% will be determined by our esteemed panel of investors and judges.
**Please note, ONLY your logo, brief description of your company, and founder name will appear to the public if you are accepted to the next stage of the competition. After submission, this information cannot be updated or amended and will appear to the general public on our website. (Other information you submit will remain strictly confidential and will only be reviewed internally from our team for assessment purposes).
Based on our scoring and the overall votes for each company, we will shortlist the top 10 female led tech companies to pitch on our global stage at Women Leadership Summit in front of Investors, heads of state, and tech leaders for exponential opportunity, investment, press, and recognition for yourself and your company.
We will also soon be announcing additional prizes for the top 3 female led tech companies.
Let’s change the future of inclusivity together and shine more spotlight on exponential female leaders and founders.