Startups Awards 2015: The partners

From national organisations to regional accelerators, find out who is helping us to find the country's best start-ups for the 12th annual awards...

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Alongside sponsors Simply Business, RBS, dotUK, haysmacintyre, Experian, Big Red Cloud and Made Simple Group, all of whom represent and support a vast number of small businesses in the UK, is proud to be working with several key partners to find the country’s best start-ups for this year’s 12th Startups Awards.

FSB and StartUp Britain will both be helping us source great start-ups, alongside organisations such as the British Library and TechCity UK (whose head of entrepreneur relations Joe Scarboro is also a judge).

We’re proud to represent start-ups nationally, so we’re also working with National Enterprise Network and their members, National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs, and numerous accelerators and office spaces across the country including Elevator (previously known as Enterprise North East Trust) in Scotland, Innovation Birmingham, Dotforge in Leeds and Leicester’s Tech Startups Initiative.

In London, we’ll be working with accelerators such as Techstars, Startupbootcamp, and TechHub (whose CEO Elizabeth Varley will be helping us judge this year’s Tech Business of the Year), as well as coworking spaces Club Workspace and Central Working.

To help us find the next Crowfunded Business of the Year we’ll be working with Crowdcube and a number of other crowdfunding platforms and to help us find the next Venture Funded Business of the Year we’ll be working with key funds investing in start-ups such as EC1 Capital, Episode 1, Forward Partners and Octopus Investments (whose associate partner Will Gibbs is also a judge).

View more about our sponsors here and see who’ll be judging your business here. To enter the 2015 Startups Awards, click here.

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