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Startups 100 is back for 2020: enter your business now!

Now in its 12th year, Startups 100 is ready to begin a new decade of celebrating the best new businesses in the UK

Stop press! The Startups 100 index is back, and looking to shine a light on the most exciting and disruptive startups in the UK – are you one of them?

No matter your industry, we want to hear from you. Last year, our campaign saw everything from finance to food startups apply – all we request is that your business is no more than five years old, and that you and your team have passion in spades.


Enter the Startups 100 2020 here!


Now in its 12th year, this award-winning campaign has previously served as a promotional launchpad for such big brand names as Monzo, Love the Sales, and Perkbox.

Topping the 2019 Startups 100 index was Revolut, a fin-tech startup that became the first British digital bank to achieve unicorn status.

However, it’s not all about making billions of pounds. How about the startup that took the number seven spot in 2019? Since the time of the campaign last year, Zego has gone on to become the first insurtech company to achieve an insurance license – a distinction once reserved for long-established providers.

But entering isn’t just about aiming for the coveted top 10. Featuring anywhere in our 100 index represents a great opportunity to expose your business to media coverage, attract investors, and grow your client or customer base – so what are you waiting for?

To be eligible for the Startups 100 2020, your business must be UK-based, privately owned, and must have launched on or after January 1 2015.

Your company will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • An innovative USP
  • Exceptional founders
  • Employee numbers and contribution to the company
  • Amount of funding raised or impressive organic growth
  • Traction to date, including current financials
  • Potential for growth
  • Global ambitions

If you think your business has what it takes, enter the Startups 100 2020 here. Entries close on 31 March 2020. Tweet your support using #Startups100.

Aimee Bradshaw
Aimee Bradshaw

Writer and researcher

Aimee recently joined Startups as resident expert in business tech, products, and services. Having ran her own egg delivery business from the age of 12, she is an advocate of self starters and small businesses.