Deadline extended for the Startups 100 Index

After a last-minute surge in entries, the deadline for the Startups 100 index has now been extended to 17 October. Don’t miss out - apply online now to be featured!

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Entries for the Startups 100 awards 2023 are now closed.

We’ll be announcing the list of winners in early 2023 – watch this space until then!

The Startups 100 Index 2023 will be announced at the start of next year, showcasing the cream of the crop of new businesses launched in the past five years.

Thanks to a flurry of last-minute entries, Startups has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to 17 October, to ensure every new business owner has a chance to submit their name to our coveted list.

Entrepreneurs will now have an extra two weeks to submit their entry and tell the world about their disruptive idea that’s servicing huge consumer demand.

After this date, our expert panel of judges will begin their review process to decide which are the UK’s 100 best and most brilliant businesses.

Over the past fourteen years, our annual ranking has shone a spotlight on revolutionary brands including Monzo, Deliveroo, and THIS™.

This year’s index promises to be our most exciting yet, with hundreds of firms having already applied to be labelled as a ‘one-to-watch’ startup. Your business could be one of them – so make sure you get your application in on time to avoid missing out!

How do I apply?

Startup founders are some of the busiest people on the planet. That’s why we’ve made the application process as easy as possible to complete.

There are only three qualifications required to be eligible for the Startups 100 2023. Your business must:

  • Be UK-based
  • Be privately owned
  • Have launched on or after 1 January 2017

Does your business fit the profile? Then what are you waiting for! Simply fill in our online webform to send in your application and let us take care of the rest.

Unlike many business awards, it doesn’t cost you a penny to submit. All we ask is for:

  • A description of your business, and what makes it so special.
  • Financial information – including last year’s figures and this year’s projections.
  • Data – go on, show off your  impressive stats such as employee growth and subscriber numbers.
  • Basic info about the founder(s)

Don’t miss out!  Present your brand and its story in the best, most inspiring and original light and get your application submitted online before 17 October to be in with a chance of being featured.

If you have any questions regarding the Startups 100 2023, drop us an email at or reach out to us on our social channels.

Written by:
Helena Young
Helena is Lead Writer at Startups. As resident people and premises expert, she's an authority on topics such as business energy, office and coworking spaces, and project management software. With a background in PR and marketing, Helena also manages the Startups 100 Index and is passionate about giving early-stage startups a platform to boost their brands. From interviewing Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin to spotting data-led working from home trends, her insight has been featured by major trade publications including the ICAEW, and news outlets like the BBC, ITV News, Daily Express, and HuffPost UK.

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