Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021 for Outstanding Women Entreprneurs | APPLY NOW

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021 is dedicated to recognizing women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. This award highlights disruptive solutions built around unique, protected or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk and complexity.

About the Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021

Benefits of the Award

Financial Capital Support

  • US$100,000 grant for the laureate (top business)
  • US$30,000 grant for each of the two finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up)
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Human Capital Support

  • Community peer learning sessions
  • Strategic financial mindset module that focuses on supporting fellows in building their roadmap for growth.
  • Strategy mentoring module developed by their academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies.
  • A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD social entrepreneurship programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process.

Eligibility Criteria

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021 is open to women entrepreneur from any country and sector but applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The business should be designed to generate enough revenue to aid its operations and return some level of profit to its owners and non-profit enterprises are not accepted.
  • Technological and scientific innovation.
  • The business should have a proven business model which is in the early stage of its development and growth between 1 and 5years.
  • The business should meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDG)
  • A woman must be in the main leadership position and must be the founder.
  • The applicant must be 18 years of age as at the time of application.
  • The applicant must a good knowledge of the English language.
  • The applicant must commit to dedicating up to four hours per week and attending one week of in-person preparatory training.

Judging Criteria for the Award

The applicants will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Market analysis and fit
  • Technological innovation
  • Quality of submission
  • Embedded positive social impact
  • Commitment to Cartier women’s initiative
  • The leadership team and the character of the founder.
  • Business model sustainability and validated development plan.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for the  Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021.

  • Business registration document
  • Submission of resume
  • Pitch deck( 15 pages maximum)
  • A one-minute video answering the required questions.
  • Three additional attachments of the applicant’s choice: the image of the product, brochure etc.( Optional)

The documents must be submitted on the online portal in the ‘attachments ‘ section and cannot be sent separately by email.

Click on this link to apply for the award.

Application Deadline 

The application deadline for the  Cartier Women’s Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award 2021 is on July 31, 2020.

Follow this link for more details about the award.




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