Early in 2020, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) announced Kianda Technologies as the winner of Female Entrepreneur in Residence 2020. Derya Sousa proudly represents Kianda as the COO and co-founder in NTMA’s Entrepreneur in Residence programme.
What is NTMA Female Entrepreneur in Residence programme?
The NTMA launched the Female Entrepreneur in Residence programme in 2020. Simply put, the scheme was set up in response to the gap between male and female entrepreneurs in Ireland.
Candidate businesses were required to have at least one female founder. And selecting the winning candidate was based on an array of determining factors for the competitive process. Kianda’s business candidate, among others were critically assessed. That is, based on the strength and ambition of their business plan including. And their anticipated use of the award as a catalyst to transform their business.
Kianda’s COO wins NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence 2020
Our COO Derya Sousa was successfully titled the NTMA’s Female Entrepreneur in Residence 2020. As a result of winning the NTMA initiative, Kianda business process automation company received dedicated office space at Treasury Dock, North Wall Quay. In addition, Kianda received exceptional guidance and support from highly skilled investment professionals. In which was kindly provided by the NTMA.
Furthermore, Derya was one of the leading lights for National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2020. In short, NWED is an initiative set up by Local Enterprise Office, Ireland, bringing together female entrepreneurs across Ireland.
In the view of Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Derya has demonstrated outstanding leadership, resilience and innovation throughout 2020.
Related article: “Kianda founder on being a woman in a male-dominated sector” featuring Derya Sousa in Silicon Republic – one of Ireland’s leading tech sources.
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