I didn’t get what the TechFellow awards from TechCrunch were till they announced the winners and now I understand–the awards honor people for past achievement, and provide some money to invest to support future achievement.
Some of the award-winner are people I’ve worked with or know, and it makes a lot more sense to understand the intent of these grants when you see some of the winners (partial list):
Product Design and Marketing
In other words, these are awards for being really good at what you do–and these folks–among others–surely fit the bill.
If I was going to add award winners–female–my additions would be: