The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, a business plan competition for start-ups led by women organized by Cartier in partnership with the Women’s Forum, McKinsey and INSEAD business school is now inviting applications for its 2013 edition. Created in 2006, and aiming at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led start-ups, in all countries and industries,the Award will be given to six laureates who will receive a year of coaching, US$20,000 in funding, valuable networking opportunities as well as media exposure.
The business project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be:
- An original for-profit business creation,
- In the start-up phase: between one and three to four years of operation,
- The main leadership position must be filled by a woman.
The competition is open to women from any country, nationality and industry.
What can you win?
Eighteen finalists* representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the first phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will be invited to France for the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of the international Jury, entrepreneurship workshops and the Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum. The six Laureates* nominated for the Awards receive one year of coaching, US$ 20 000 in funding, media visibility and networking opportunities.
Closing date of applications : March 8, 2013 at 10am Paris time (CET).