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Startups 100 2018: One week left to enter your start-up business!

The official index of the UK's top 100 new businesses is renowned for helping early-stage companies attract customers, investors and press

Run an exciting UK start-up or know someone who does?

Now's the time to get noticed by entering the Startups 100 2018 index, with entries closing at midnight on Friday 23 March.

Apply for the Startups 100 now!

Established in 2008 – making it the longest running ranking of its kind in the UKthe Startups 100 recognises the country's top 100 new businesses launched in the last three years with growth potential to go far.

The Startups 100 is celebrated in the enterprise industry for its ability to cherry pick start-ups who are likely to become successful brands, and many even household names. For instance, a then little-known, Zoopla, Ella's Kitchen, and BrewDog, were among the 100 businesses featured in the first ever Startups 100 list.

The Startups 100 attracts customers, press and investors

Why enter the Startups 100?

The index offers business validation, generates invaluable press exposure, helps to impress potential investors, and has been known to support business in their staff hiring and retention.

Importantly, the index raises the profiles of start-ups who deserve to be showcased and celebrated. The Startups 100 2017 index attracted coverage from the BBC, Forbes, The Independent, trade publications and more.

Rather than hear marketing spiel from us as to why you should apply for the Startups 100, take a read of these testimonials from previously featured businesses. You'll see that one start-up has even credited the ranking with enabling its business to generate more revenue…

What makes a business Startups-100 worthy?

To be eligible for the Startups 100 2018, your business must be UK-based, privately owned and must have launched on, or after, January 1 2015.

After that, we'll be judging start-ups across 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

Ready to submit your new business for the Startups 100? Enter here now by Friday 23 March; it's free to apply. The Startups 100 2018 index will be unveiled on May 21.