The Rose Acton Award for Women in Tech

We launched the Rose Acton Award in 2021, to keep Rose’s legacy alive and to cherish her memory.

The award will be granted to one exceptionally ambitious technical woman Founder on each of our Venture Builders. Each Founder in the cohort receives a £13,200 stipend across the first six months of Zinc’s Venture Builder, to assist with living costs as they find their co-founder and establish their business. The recipient of The Rose Acton Award will receive an additional six-month personal stipend, providing a full year of individual support.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be a woman with a background in software development/engineering/data sciences/tech
  • Demonstrate Rose’s values
  • Have submitted an application for Zinc’s next Venture Builder.
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