19. Juni 2021

“Golden Aurora” 2021: Who will be Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the year? Proposals now!

Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND), the national federation of the business angels market in Germany, will hand out the annual “Golden Aurora Award” for Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the year 2021.

Who is eligible to be nominated?
Any active female angel investor with a permanent residence in Europe

Who can nominate?
The female angel investor is to be nominated by anyone, be it one of her portfolio start-ups or a colleague. The nomination should answer the following questions: How does she support start-ups, both in terms of financing and entrepreneurial backing? What is special about working with her?

How do I nominate an angel?
The nominations can be supplied until July, 31st, 2021 here:

A jury of experienced angel investors and distinguished players of the ecosystem all over Europe will decide on the winner. The ceremony will be
held on November, 7th, 2021 in Cologne.

All information about the nomination can also be found in this PDF file.

The angel investment ecosystem has been on a steady rise throughout Europe in recent years. However, women entrepreneurs acting as business angels still seem to be somewhat underrepresented. In 2017, Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) decided to put an end to that and shed light on the important contributions of Female Angels to the economy by awarding the first-ever European Female Angel of the Year with the Golden Aurora Award.

Why Golden Aurora?
In Roman mythology, Aurora opens the gates of the sky to allow the sun to rise. Female Angels also open gates for their start-ups that may result in golden opportunities. Also, the award is able to shed light on the contributions of Female Angels like Aurora sheds light every dawn.