STBAH participant Sampson Solutions wins grand prize at Women Who Tech 2018!

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Europe was at the centre of a milestone for women in tech as nonprofit Women Who Tech and tech giant Mozilla announced the winners of the Women Startup Challenge Europe. Women-led startup finalists from across Europe pitched their ventures before a prestigious panel of tech industry executives and investors on 25th October at Paris's City Hall, co-hosted by the office of Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Sampson Solutions from the UK won the grand prize, receiving $35,000 in funding via Women Who Tech to help scale their startup.

Grand prize winner Sampson Solutions capitalises on business opportunities precipitated by the Paris climate agreement. Founded by Colleen Becker, Sampson Solutions is creating bio-based construction materials from sustainable sources using a closed-loop, carbon neutral manufacturing process.

This is a great milestone for the business that has been supported by the STBAH programme at the University of Bath.