Startups Awards Top 50 – vote for People’s Champion title opens

Find out which innovative start-ups made it into the prestigious 2014 top 50 longlist to compete for the public vote…

Startups.co.uk can now reveal the top 50 exciting, innovative Startups Awards entrants that will be contesting the hugely popular 2014 People’s Champion title.

The top 50, which span great restaurants, mobile apps, street food, construction products, furniture stores, and even a cat café, will now compete to win backing from their business peers and the public on the back of their proposition, story and branding.

Introduced last year, the People’s Champion award is a chance to recognise any business, big or small, with the impressive accolade of being Startups.co.uk’s readers’ favourite.

This year’s winner will take the crown from 2013 People’s Champion Little Bird, the deal site which secured the most votes from the public. Delighted with the accolade, founders Sarah Wuttke and Naomi Bloomstein described it as a “fantastic endorsement”.

You can vote for your favourite Startups Awards People’s Champion here, and voters also have the opportunity to present the award to the winner at the prestigious ceremony at the Kensington Roof Gardens on November 27.

The finalists for the remaining 13 Startups Awards categories will be selected from the top 50 entrants and will be revealed on Monday 27 October.

These category finalists, which includes awards for Independent Shop of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, will then be judged by an expert panel of judges.

Startups.co.uk editorial director, Ian Wallis, said of the top 50 entrants:

“To have been selected among the 50 start-up businesses for the People’s Champion award is an impressive feat and a great measure of these companies’ rapid progress. It’s great to see such diversity and outright brilliance among the start-up businesses contending for the title.

“It will be interesting to see how each start-up fares when it comes to the public vote – we wish each of the top 50 entrants the best of luck!”

To view the 50 Startups Awards People’s Champion contenders, click here.

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