Startups Awards 2017: Entry deadline extended to 22 September!

Jamie Waller, CEO of investment fund Firestarters, joins prestigious judging panel that includes for 14th annual Startups Awards

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Ambitious early-stage companies now have an extra week to apply for the Startups Awards 2017, as the deadline for entries has been extended to midnight on Friday 22 September.

This is the 14th year for the annual Startups Awards – the longest running awards of its kind – which celebrates the achievements of the most disruptive and exciting businesses in the UK.

With headline sponsor The Start Up Loans Company, as well as bronze sponsors AXA Business Insurance, haysmacintyre and 123-reg, there are 15 different awards categories to enter including The Start Up Loans Start-up of the year, Innovative Business of the Year and the Women in Business Award. 

Jamie Waller, the founder of JBW Group and CEO of Firestarters– the £13m investment fund for ‘unsexy businesses’ – has been announced as the latest judge to join the prestigious panel that also includes Liz Earle Wellbeing founder Liz Earle MBE, Dragons’ Den’s Touker Suleyman,  and BGF Ventures’ Simon Calver.

Why should I enter the Startups Awards 2017?

The Startups Awards 2017 isn’t just your chance to have your business endorsed by a high-profile panel of extremely qualified judging panel – consisting of many leading lights of the UK enterprise scene – it is an opportunity to gain access to invaluable media exposure and publicity.

Winning a Startups Award ranks you alongside a host of hugely successful start-ups including including Ella’s KitchenGlasses Direct,, and last year’s overall winner Onfido – the background checking platform.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must be a UK-based privately-owned businesses launched in the last four years  and will be judged on the following criteria:

  • A great concept
  • Revenue growth
  • Profitability
  • Major client wins

View the Startups Awards eligibility criteria in full here.

If you want to gain widespread publicity and validation from expert judges and you think your business has what it takes, enter The Startups Awards by midnight on 22 September 2017!

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