Biotangents Co-Founder Lina Gasiūnaitė wins the AccelerateHER Award!

10 May 2019


Biotangents Director of Science Lina Gasiūnaitė (front row, middle right) celebrating. © Sandy Young Photography 07970 268944 E: sandy@scottishphotographer.com W: www.scottishphotographer.com

Biotangents co-founder Lina Gasiūnaitė has won the AccelerateHER award! Her success was announced at the Barclay’s Eagle Lab at Edinburgh’s Codebase where the three winners emerged on top of 68 other applicants. As part of the prize, Lina has secured a free place on trade missions to Dubai and Berlin to meet key industry contacts and investors to demonstrate Biotangents’ innovative and competitive advantages on an international level.

The AccelerateHER Award seeks to reward and promote businesses with rapid international growth potential that are founded by female entrepreneurs. The competition and prizes are organised by Investing Women, Scotland’s premier all female business angel group.


Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners who have succeeded within a very competitive field where we had our highest-ever number of applicants for scalable international businesses.


“Our winners are dynamic females who play a key leadership role in innovative companies with huge global growth investment potential. The forthcoming trade missions to Berlin and Dubai, where they have secured complimentary places, will help them in achieving that aim.

“We continue to see a significant impact from the AccelerateHER Awards with finalists from the four years we’ve run the competition securing more than £11m of investment since getting involved in the programme.”


Biotangents Director of Science Lina Gasiūnaitė presenting her pitch. © Sandy Young Photography 07970 268944 E: sandy@scottishphotographer.com W: www.scottishphotographer.com

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