BetaDen Entrepreneur in Residence, Claire Owen, crowned winner of Midlands Women in Tech Award

DronePrep, former BetaDen Cohort member and current Entrepreneur in Residence, are proud to announce co-founder and CTO Claire Owen has been crowned winner of the Innovator Award at the Midlands Women in Tech Awards.

Claire was announced the winner at the awards dinner in Birmingham last week.

The Women in Tech Awards is a national scheme aiming to recognise the achievements of women in the tech industries and highlight the ongoing contribution of women to the tech sector.

The Innovator Award category “is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.”

Winners were chosen through public ballot and nominee interviews with judges. Claire faced strong competition from fellow innovators from a wide range of industries.

Claire Owen, Co-founder and CTO of DronePrep, said: “Last Thursday night was an incredible celebration of so many brilliant women working in the tech industry. As a woman who has mostly been surrounded by male colleagues throughout my career, it was an amazingly inspirational evening meeting the other finalists and hearing about their work and businesses. The support for the MWIT Awards is phenomenal and I couldn’t be prouder to be recognised in the Innovator category.”

Find out more about the Women in Tech Awards and this year’s winners on the website:


Pictured: L-R, Cesca Nutbeem from Midlands Cyber, Claire Owen from DronePrep and Elizabeth Laidler from Encore Communications celebrating Claire’s Women in Tech Award.