21 March 2019
Biotangents co-founder and Director of Science Lina Gasiūnaitė has been shortlisted for this year’s AccelerateHER award. The finalists were selected from 17 competitors, each having to pitch their businesses to secure their place in the competition. Lina co-founded Biotangents in 2015 and was the architect of Moduleic Sensing™ the company’s innovative isothermal amplification technology for the diagnosis of veterinary infectious diseases.
The winners will be awarded a free place on a trade mission to Dubai or Berlin to present their companies, develop international investment and industrial contacts, and strengthen insights into targeting international markets.
The AccelerateHER award is organised by Scotland’s all-female business angel group Investing Women and sponsored by Barclay’s and the global IT and business services provider, CGI. The award is open to all female business founders leading companies with strong global growth potential. In the four years of its operation over 500 businesswomen have joined the AccelerateHER community.
Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women stated: “I congratulate all the finalists and wish them luck as we progress to the final round of this year’s AccelerateHER Awards. With this year’s focus on more developed, scalable businesses, we were delighted with both the number and quality of entrants. We are particularly encouraged by the level of entries from female-led businesses in key industries such as life sciences and technology, a sector where representation amongst women continues to be low. All of these finalists demonstrate the immense entrepreneurial achievements of women across Scotland. We are pleased to offer our support as they seek to grow their businesses. We are also immensely proud of the positive and significant impact the AccelerateHER Awards continue to have on female-led companies in Scotland. Participants from the four years we’ve run the competition have now gone on to secure nearly £7m of investment since getting involved in the programme.”