2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards - Entrepreneur Award

2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards nomination page. 
You are nominating for the Entrepreneur Award (for a business trading for over 2 years)

To enter the:
·         'Start-up Founder Award' (business trading for less than 2 years) click here>>
·         'One to Watch Award' (aged under 20) click here>>
·         Other categories click here>>
·         Entrepreneur Award, you’ll find the online form below.

Welcome!
It’s fantastic that the standard of nominations we receive is high and demonstrates the outstanding female talent in tech. Maintaining a high standard of entries means that we can make winning truly valuable, so we recommend you take a moment to read the following information and tips before you start preparing your responses.

It’s free to nominate.

Who can nominate?
Entrants can either nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else, they can enter a maximum of two categories and for the Entrepreneur Category they must be:
·         the owner of a technology business that has been operating for over 2 years
·         based or have their chief operations in the UK
·         available for the judging day 12 December 2016 (this will include filming and the judges interview) and Awards ceremony in London on 9 February 2017

Very important – we recommend you prepare your answers first.
If you leave this webpage before you have submitted your nomination you will lose the information you have entered. We strongly recommend that you prepare your answers in a separate document before completing the online nomination form. The questions can be found here.

3 tips to enter a great nomination.
1)    Complete all sections
To maintain the integrity of the Awards we work with our judges to ensure the questions asked solicit the information they need to make informed judging decisions. As a result, it’s important that you complete all sections, providing tangible evidence where possible.

2)   Word limits are important
If your responses are below the word limit they are unlikely to be considered and if they are in excess of the word limit they will be marked down by the judges.

3)    Supporting evidence is an advantage
Nominations with supporting evidence will be scored higher, it must be:
·         compiled in one document
·         no longer than four sides of A4
·         clearly labelled
·         emailed to events@everywoman.com before the deadline

Data protection
The information provided will only be disclosed to the staff of everywoman, our key partner FDM Group and the judging panel.

Enquiries: please contact 020 7981 2574 or email: events@everywoman.com

* 1. Entrepreneur Category (business has been trading for over 2 years)

This category is awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related ventures.

Tip: The nominee need not be the primary IT talent in the business, but she will be leading the company to success through the successful implementation of technology.

(All entrants in this category must have been in business for a minimum of 24 months as of 03 October 2016).

If your business has been trading for less than 2 years, you can enter the 'Start-up Founder of the Year'. Please complete your nomination here>>

* 2. Please provide details of the person that is being nominated

* 3. Financial Reference

Please provide the contact details for your company's Chartered Accountancy firm as we will contact them to verify your financial statements.

*Important* Nominations will not proceed to the next stage without a certified financial professional reference being supplied.

This reference will only be contacted should the entrant be shortlisted. Please ensure that the referee is made aware that they are acting as a financial reference for this entrant.

* 4. DECLARATION

To be signed by the person completing this nomination form.

I confirm that I am the person submitting this entry and that the information provided in this nomination is true and complete. I understand that the judges retain the right to shortlist the nominee for categories that I may not have entered if they deem it appropriate.

I understand that information from my nomination may be used for press and publicity purposes unless non-publicly available financial details have been specifically and clearly marked otherwise.

I understand that everywoman will not be liable for inaccuracies published based on nomination content and changes may not be possible after publication.

By submitting this nomination, you agree to everywoman and key partner, FDM Group retaining your details and to receiving further information regarding this event and other relevant products.

* 5. Key Business Details

Type of company

* 6. Are you the original founder of the business?

* 7. Are you currently the key business owner?

* 8. What is your shareholding – if less than 50%, please explain who owns the remaining shares?

* 9. What date did trading commence? (All entrants must have been in business for a minimum of 24 months as of 03 October 2016)

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* 10. Financial Information

Note: If you are unable to provide finalised account information for 2015, please state your projected turnover and profit.

* 11. Number of employees

* 12. In 100 words, please give a brief overview to the nominee’s company including nature of business and brief description of its activity. WORD LIMIT: 100

* 13. In 150-200 words, please provide a bio or brief overview of the nominee's career path to date. WORD LIMIT: 200

* 14. In 200-400 words, please demonstrate the business success (tangible evidence is the best demonstration i.e. profitability, growth, market share, competitive USP etc.) WORD LIMIT: 400

* 15. In 100 words, please explain how the nominee supports other women within the industry and why she is a role model to other women aspiring to work in technology. WORD LIMIT: 100

* 16. Once you have completed your nomination form, please send a Statement of Support, of no more than 75-100 words from a close colleague or manager to the nominee. This statement will act as a professional reference and should be able to vouch for the nominee's skills, abilities and whether the nominee is a worthy candidate for this Award. You may send this in advance alongside your supporting evidence if you wish to do so.

Please send this to events@everywoman.com by 3 October.
Note that this is mandatory. 

* 17. Good nomination forms should include statistical evidence of the nominee's success. This may be related to cost savings/increase in revenue/profit, customer satisfaction, staff retention etc.

* 18. In addition to the statement mentioned above, you have the option to provide supporting evidence - this is optional, however nominations that submit supporting evidence will be given additional marks.

Please confirm whether you will be submitting support evidence (must be submitted in one document, no longer than four A4 sides and must be clearly labelled and emailed to events@everywoman.com before the 03 October 2016).

You can submit video links, press releases, news articles, photographs, testimonials or other items which you think will help the judges make informed decisions about the nominee.

* 19. If shortlisted, please confirm the nominee is able to attend a short interview in Central London on 12 December 2016 and the Awards Dinner in Central London on 09 February 2017. Please note that this is a condition of entry

All successful entrants will be contacted by 21 November 2016 if required to attend.

* 20. Further information for everywoman - How did you find out about the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

* 21. Your information

By submitting this application, the nominator certifies that the information given is correct.

Please note that the information you provide is strictly confidential and will only be shared with everywoman, key partner FDM Group and the judging panel.

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