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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards


Co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge venture H2GO announced as a European finalist at the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Enass Abo Hamed
Enass Abo Hamed

Enass Abo Hamed, co-founder of Accelerate Cambridge’s clean energy venture H2GO POWER, is one of only three European finalists and one in eighteen selected women entrepreneurs worldwide in this year’s Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

Originally from Palestine, Enass graduated in chemistry from the University of Cambridge. Last year, Enass and her four co-founders from Japan, China, the United Kingdom and the United States came together to create H2GO, with the aim of making cleaner hydrogen energy more accessible to consumers.

Enass will represent H2GO and travel to France for the final round of competition in October, which includes submitting a detailed business plan and presenting to a jury, and one Laureate for each of six global regions is then selected. The winners receive a support package that includes $20,000 of funding and a year’s coaching.