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ABOUT THE CONTEST

The BRICS Women's Business Alliance invites everyone to participate in the BRICS Women's Startups Contest.

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About the project. The contest is aimed at identifying and promoting women's startups in BRICS member countries and stimulating women's motivation to participate in entrepreneurial activities

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Goal. To select the best women's startups of the BRICS member countries with the prospect of their scaling up in the BRICS markets

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Task. To select the most efficient startups with considerable commercial and innovative potential

STAGES OF THE CONTEST

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    June 3

    The official launch of the contest

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    June 4 - August 4

    Accepting and verification of applications

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    August 5 - 31

    Consideration of applications by the Selection committee and Jury

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    October 18

    Awarding ceremony at the BRICS Business Forum

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    June 3

    The official launch of the contest

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    June 4 - August 4

    Accepting and verification of applications

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    August 5 - 31

    Consideration of applications by the Selection committee and Jury

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    October 18

    Awarding ceremony at the BRICS Business Forum

Terms of participation in the contest

The terms of participation in the BRICS Women's Startups Contest 2024 include a number criteria

Criteria for participation

  • The Contest is open to women from the BRICS countries, as well as from the countries outside the BRICS, over the age of 18 (legal entities or individual entrepreneurs without registration of a legal entity) who develop and implement innovative projects with significant novelty and the prospect of commercialization in order to scale in the BRICS countries.
  • For participants of the Contest from the countries outside the BRICS, a special category “BRICS Friends: on the way to sustainable development” is established.
  • The projects that contribute to solving global problems, improving the quality of life of the population and developing connections between women entrepreneurs are accepted for participation within the category “BRICS Friends: on the way to sustainable development”.

Business projects nominations

Based on the submitted business projects contest participants are selected in the following nominations:

  • IT;
  • Education;
  • Health and Medicine;
  • Ecology;
  • Food security and agriculture;
  • Innovation and infrastructure;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • BRICS Friends: On the Way to Sustainable Developmnet.

Project requirements

  • Quality presentation of the project;
  • Demo-version of the project (availability of a prototype, a functioning digital platform/website, application, etc.);
  • Capitalization potential in the international market;
  • Project implementation strategy in the international market;
  • Rate of return of the project;
  • Marked competitive and/or technological edge;
  • Social value, inclusivity;
  • Innovativeness.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

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Register on the website
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Fill in the application form to participate
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Attach the presentation of the project

JURY

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MARIANNE GHALI
Chairperson of BRICS WBA Egypt Chapter
Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings, Managing Director of Grandview Investment Holdings
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MONICA MONTEIRO
Chairperson of BRICS WBA Brazil Chapter
CEO of Pay TV Bandeirantes Group
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ANNA NESTEROVA
Chairperson of BRICS WBA Russia Chapter, Jury Chairperson
Founder of Watchmaking Manufactury Palekh Watch
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OKSANA DRAPKINA
Director of the Federal State Bugetary Institution " National Medical Research Center for Therapy and Preventive Medicine" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chief specialist in therapy and general medical practice of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation
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VALENTINA KOSENKO
General Director, Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
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LEBOGANG ZULU
Chairperson of the BRICS WBA South Africa Chapter
Chairperson of International Relations Portfolio committee of the Black Business Council, Board Chairperson of Africa Women’s Bank, Executive Director of Kampara Group Holdings, Chief Executive of Kokozu International
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PATRICIA HERSELMAN
Managing Director - Enovate Business Intelligence (Pty) Ltd
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SANGITA REDDY
Chairperson of BRICS WBA India Chapter
Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals

General Partner

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PJSC Sberbank is Russia's largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Holding almost one-third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, Sberbank is the key lender to the national economy and one of the biggest deposit takers in Russia.
The Government of the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is the principal shareholder of PJSC Sberbank owning 50% plus one voting share of the bank's authorized capital, with the remaining 50% minus one voting share held by domestic and international investors.
It holds general banking license No. 1481 dd. August 11, 2015, from the Bank of Russia.

Official websites of the bank: https://www.sberbank.com (Sberbank Group website), https://www.sberbank.ru

Strategic Partner

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Gazprombank is among the top three leaders of Russia’s banking industry in terms of main volumetric indicators. The Bank provides a wide range of services to corporate and private customers, serving the key branches of Russian economy. Since its establishment in 1990, the Bank has been guided by the principles of sustainable development. In particular, it finances over 60% of Russia’s renewable energy projects and ranks first among arrangers of bond issues in responsible financing formats. In 2024, Gazprombank is actively involved in the work of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance, chairing the Expert Dialogue on ESG-agenda.

Official websites of the bank: http://gazprombank.ru/

Apply to participate

Make your idea real: Apply to participate and launch your business with the BRICS Women's Startups Contest 2024

If you face any technical difficulties with applying to the Contest through the website, please submit your application by email brics@globalrustrade.com in accordance with the attached Application Form.

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