AccelerateHER Awards 2023 Winners

The AccelerateHER Live Finals took place on Thursday 16th March, in person, at the Barclays Campus in Glasgow.


Stella Smith - Pirkx


Beena Sharma - Carbon Capture Utilisation Ltd (CCU International)


Katherine Gunderson, Grand Bequest 


Caroline Laurenson - TL Tech Ltd

Penelope Carruthers of Carruthers Renewables was named as this year’s Rising Star, a category which recognises a female founder with a great early-stage business idea. Carruthers Renewables has developed and commercialised the first modern patented waterwheel in over 140 years, designed for low carbon electricity production.


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