Business Angels Deutschland e.V. (BAND), the national federation of the business angels market in Germany, and Business Angels Europe (BAE) will award the annual prize “Golden Aurora” for Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the Year 2023.
The winner of the Golden Aurora is expected to serve as an ambassador for Female Angel Investing in Europe. A clear objective is to motivate more women to become Angel Investors. BAND has declared the “Women Angels Mission ‘25“ to achieve the goal of a total of 25% female Business Angels in Germany by 2025 (more info: www.womenangelsmission25.de)
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 May, 1st 2023 here: Golden Aurora 2023: Call for Proposal – Business Angels Deutschland e.V. (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 on July, 5th 2023 in Berlin.
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 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.