Aurora Tech Awards 2024
Aurora Tech Awards 2024

The African tech industry is experiencing a transformative revolution, especially in a world where gender equality remains an ongoing challenge. The prestigious Aurora Tech Awards, launched in 2020, is a global annual celebration of women founders of IT startups. These incredible women are breaking boundaries and shattering stereotypes in the tech world. Now, the Aurora Tech Awards is proud to announce that entries for the Aurora Tech Awards 2024 are now open.

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The Aurora Tech Award 2024 has a threefold mission: to applaud the strides of women in IT entrepreneurship, to empower them with the resources they deserve through substantial cash prizes, and to shatter the very gender biases that have long confined the industry.

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“Awards like the Aurora Tech Award are catalysts for change in a tech world still grappling with gender disparity. Our recognition empowers women, shattering barriers and inspiring young minds. The positive feedback from past winners resonates with the transformative impact. As applications pour in globally, we’re excited to spotlight talents making community-changing impacts and serving as role models. We envision a future where gender ceases to limit potential. Aurora Tech Awards 2024 isn’t just a recognition; it’s a step towards a more inclusive and innovative tomorrow,” says Ekaterina Smirnova, executive director of the Aurora Tech Award.

The Aurora Tech Award heralds a future where innovation knows no gender and where women’s potential flourishes uninhibited. It’s not just about breaking glass ceilings; it’s about forging an industry that stands as a testament to the capabilities of all, regardless of gender. Apply now for the 2024 Aurora Tech Awards and help make a difference in the tech industry.

Aurora Tech Awards 2024 Benefits

By participating in the Aurora Tech Awards, you can reap numerous benefits. Not only can you fuel business growth with substantial cash prizes for the winners – $30,000 for first prize, $20,000 for second prize, and $10,000 for third prize – but you can also connect with a global community of like-minded women tech entrepreneurs.

Additionally, as a finalist, you can amplify your brand’s visibility with PR support, attracting new audiences, partners, and investors. You can also receive valuable feedback from Venture Capital experts and jury members to improve your startup, and benefit from guidance from inDrive’s C-level executives and industry experts through a finalist mentorship program. Lastly, the Aurora Tech Awards 2024 can help you expand your network and gain recognition in the startup world.


Aurora Tech Awards 2024 Application Criteria

  • Women founder: The startup must be founded or co-founded and led by a woman entrepreneur
  •  Funding stage: The startup should not have received investments exceeding $4 million in funding, including the seed round
  • Operation time: The startup must be no more than 5 years old
  • Minimum viable product (MVP): The startup should have a functional prototype. If you have only an idea, your application will not be considered.

Entries should be submitted between September 5 and December 1, 2023
Finalist announcement date: Jan. 31, 2024
Final assessments and announcement of winners: Mar. 8, 2024



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