The Astra Awards

The Astra Awards is a competition to champion the creative community, female businesses and the very best students that the UK has to offer. Nine finalists will pitch on the night for the chance to win ‘The Creative Innovator of 2018,’ ‘The Female Founder of 2018’ and ‘The Student Breakthrough of 2018’ awards. The pitching competition will be followed by complimentary drinks and canapés at a networking reception.

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Toucan Ventures drives the growth of London-based creative startups in the food & beverage, lifestyle, and retail sectors thorough a mentor-led program focusing on developing business strategy and operations while prepping for a successful fundraise. 


Blooming Founders is London’s leading business social network for early stage female entrepreneurs. Our mission is to create a support community as well as opportunities that give female founders a real leg up for their business – like connecting them with tech talent, corporates, interns, industry experts or investment.


NACUE is committed to advancing education and supporting bespoke solutions in developing greater engagement with learners from various academic backgrounds in enterprise initiatives.


The event will be hosted at Wayra UK, 20 Air Street, Soho.

Wayra UK is a world-leading tech accelerator part of Telefónica Open Future_, the global corporate entrepreneurship network that is transforming the world through open innovation and supports over 1,400 companies worldwide.


-Club membership at Blooms London (worth £720)

-Fast-tracked straight through to NACUE’s annual pitching competition

-Dedicated support from NACUE with access to its ecosystem of mentors and like-minded individuals

-Exclusive access to Toucan’s extensive ecosystem of mentors

-Presented to Toucan Venture’s June 2018 Investment Committee




Rasha Khawaja: Founder & CEO of Toucan Ventures


Lu Li: Founder & CEO of Blooming Founders


Holly Knower: CEO of NACUE


David Landsman: Executive DirectorTata Limited


Bindi Karia: Founder, Boutique Advisory Firm

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