Golden Aurora Award – Call for Proposals

The Golden Aurora 2020 for
“Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the year”

Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland, the national federation of the business angels market in Germany, will hand out the fourth annual Golden Aurora Award for Europe’s Female Angel Investor of the year 2020, in cooperation with Business Angels Europe (BAE).

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 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 until May, 31st, 2020 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 during the „Deutscher Business Angels Tag 2020“ in Cologne.

Background
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. Our official partner of the award is Business Angels Europe (BAE).

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.

Further Information:
Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V.
Dr. Ute Günther, Co-President
Tel. +49 201 89415-12
E-Mail: guenther@business-angels.de

All information can also be downloaded in this PDF file.