23. März 2017

The first-ever Golden Aurora Award for “Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the year”

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. Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) wants 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.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Any active female angel investor with a permanent residence in Europe is eligible to be nominated. The winner of the first-ever Golden Aurora will be expected to serve as an ambassador for Female Angels in Europe since it is a clear objective of BAND to motivate more women to become angel investors.

Who can nominate?

The 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 my angel?

The nominations can be supplied via e-mail until June 30th, 2017 to Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND): guenther@business-angels.de

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 during the „Business Angel Community Summit 2017“ on August 23rd/24th in Berlin.

 Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V. (BAND) is the national federation of the business angels market in Germany. It has been awarding the German Business Angel of the Year with the “Goldene Nase” since 2001.

phone +49 201 89415-12 | mail: guenther@business-angels.de | www.business-angels.de

Call for Proposals- Golden Aurora (PDF)

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.


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