January Competitions


Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs

A global innovation day to celebrate, connect, and showcase Women Entrepreneurs around the world in 24 hours.

See Amazing Women Entrepreneurs As They Take The Global Stage

We believe it’s time for women to rise and connect globally with opportunities and to impact the world through innovation and startups. This global experience celebrates how far we have come and recognizes how together we can accomplish so much more and create the opportunities & the change we want to see in the world. Apply HERE

StartUp World Cup Competition



Regional Rounds for the UK open for application NOW, apply HERE

EU Prize for Women Innovators

This prize recognises women entrepreneurs who have developed and brought to market an outstanding innovation. How to apply, news about the contest and full details of previous years’ results. Applications for the next edition of the EU prize for women innovators will open on Tuesday 11 February 2020, International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday 21 April 2020. Apply HERE


Women in Payments

Submit your fintech concept for the chance to pitch to a panel of industry leaders. By participating in the Women in Payments Unicorn Challenge, you’ll get expert advice on how to take your fintech start-up further, faster. If you’re a woman leader of a fintech start-up, this is an opportunity not to be missed. It is unlike any other women entrepreneurship awards program. Past winning fintech start-ups from around the globe include Soundpays, VeeLoop, and Thrive Savings, among others. The judging panel includes leading women experts from the global payments industry. Their chosen winner will have a chance to pitch to major market leaders for further guidance and insight.


Your start-up must be less than 3 years old, and up to and including seed-stage funding.Presenter must be a woman in a leadership role from the organization, one presenter for each organization. Submissions must include current photos and bio of presenter. Women in Payments reserves the right to grant or refuse, at its sole discretion, speaking opportunities to any applicant. Limited spots are available. Applications will close February 3, 2020. CLICK HERE

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