By Patricia Sellers
July 24, 2012

Do you know an extraordinary female founder of an emerging global startup?

Or are you–yes, you!–a potential 2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur?

We ‘re extending the deadline to Wednesday, August 1, to nominate or apply to be selected as a 2012 Fortune MPW Entrepreneur. We’re looking for female entrepreneurs at innovative, game-changing startups, based anywhere in the world, with revenue between $1 million and $25 million. We’ll invite our 2012 honorees to be our special guests at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 1-3 in Laguna Niguel, CA. Also with us at this year’s Summit will be Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lululemon CEO Christine Day, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Chelsea Handler, Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett –a Summit loyalist–and hundreds more remarkable business builders with lessons to share.

To apply to be a MPW Entrepreneur, click here or email a completed application form to Dawn Nadeau at dawn_nadeau@fortuneconf.com. To nominate an MPW Entrepreneur, email Dawn and include the entrepreneur’s name, her contact information, company website, and a brief note about why we should consider her. Dawn will contact the nominee and ask her to apply.

Last year’s 10 MPW Entrepreneurs, selected by Fortune‘s editors, included Clara Shih of Hearsay Social, Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss of Rent the Runway, and Demet Mutlu of Turkish-based Trendyol. Click here to see the full lineup of MPW Entrepreneurs since we launched the program in 2009.

And follow Fortune Most Powerful Women–and aspiring women entrepreneurs–at FortuneMPW on Facebook and FortuneMPW on Twitter.

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