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Best High Growth Woman Founder

This Award recognises the exceptional leadership of a woman founder or co-founder of a high growth potential innovative business and who has demonstrated her capacity to effectively attract investment and ensure the successful growth and scale-up of the company.



Melinda Nicci, Founder of Baby2Body

Melinda has achieved significant growth for Baby2Body having identified a gap in the market for expert support to women through pregnancy and motherhood, creating a leading brand, impacting the lives of over 1million women globally across 100+ countries and has leveraged significant backing from investors to support her growth, including from Downing ventures, Amadeus, Firestartr, London CoInvestment Fund and leading angels including Mike Ettling.

Pension Bee

Romi Savova, Founder of Pension Bee

Romi has shown commitment to building a high growth business through PensionBee which transforms the complex pension transfer process and provide personalised support to address the individual decisions through her “beekeeping” support scheme and addressing a much younger demographic. Significant growth has been achieved by the founder with half a billion assets under management -on track to achieve £1bn by end 2019. Romi and her co-founder have been supported by Harvard Business Angels as early investors identifying their potential for growth.


Tech Will Save Us

Bethany Koby, Founder of Technology Will Save Us

Big Couch

Irina Albita and Maria Tanjala, Co-Founders of Big Couch


Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, Founder of Tapoly

School Space

Jemma Phibbs, Founder of School Space


Dr. Kat Bruce, Founder of NatureMetrics


Rasha Khawaja, Founder of Toucan Ventures


Riham Satti, Founder of MeVitae