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Star search: Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs

July 2, 2012, 6:54 PM UTC

Do you know a woman who is building a game-changing startup? She could be a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur.

The 2012 Fortune MPW Entrepreneur program is open for nominations and applications. Each year, Fortune recognizes 10 emerging female founders of innovative, groundbreaking companies. We’re looking for emerging female entrepreneurs at thriving businesses, based anywhere in the world, with revenue between $1 million and $25 million. We’ll invite the 2012 winners to be our special guests at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 1-3 in Laguna Niguel, CA. We’ll celebrate these extraordinary businesswomen and share their success stories with our readers.

To apply to be a MPW Entrepreneur, please email a completed application form to Dawn Nadeau at dawn_nadeau@fortuneconf.com by Wednesday, July 25.

To nominate a MPW Entrepreneur, please email Dawn Nadeau at dawn_nadeau@fortuneconf.com by Wednesday, July 25. Include the entrepreneur’s name, her contact information, company website, and a brief note about why we should consider her. (We’ll contact her and ask her to apply.)

Last year’s winners included Clara Shih of Hearsay Social, Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Kara Goldin of Hint water, Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss of Rent the Runway, and Demet Mutlu of Turkish-based Trendyol. These extraordinary women joined a MPW community of Fortune 500 CEOs, Silicon Valley stars including Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Google , and entrepreneurs such as Tory Burch and Chelsea Handler.

Want to see the full slate of honorees since Fortune launched MPW Entrepreneurs in 2009? Click here. And the best place, besides Postcards, to learn the latest about MPW and emerging women entrepreneurs? Go to FortuneMPW on Facebook and follow FortuneMPW on Twitter.