Startups Awards 2015: Finalists unveiled!

60 inspirational new businesses are competing for the 12th annual awards and need your vote for People's Champion...

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The names of the 60 incredible start-ups selected as finalists for the Startups Awards 2015 have been revealed.

Now in its 12th year, the Startups Awards identifies and celebrates the UK’s most innovative, exciting and inspirational new businesses launched in the last four years – the cream of the crop of start-up talent.

Chosen from hundreds upon hundreds of applications, finalists will now have their entries judged by a panel of leading entrepreneurs and business experts including Innocent Drinks co-founder Jon Wright, JUST EAT CEO David Buttress, co-founder Holly Tucker MBE, Dragons’ Den star Touker Suleyman, and Cath Kidston MBE.

There were 13 great categories for business to enter this year including new categories Export Business of the Year, Lean Start-up of the Year, and App of the Year, alongside established awards accolades such as Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Innovative Business of the Year.

In addition, we have decided to create a new award for the start-ups so exciting that we couldn’t ignore them; Rising Star of the Year, because we think these burgeoning businesses could well become major brands.

One exceptional start-up will be awarded the overall prize of Simply Business Startups Business of the Year, selected from the winners of the other categories.

All 60 finalists are also eligible for the Startups Awards People’s Champion Award title.

Startups Awards 2015 winners will be announced at a grand awards ceremony at the Vinopolis, London Bridge hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane on the evening of Friday 27 November.

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