Get your entries in by September 26th for 2014’s Startups Awards

The deadline is fast approaching but there’s still time to build a winning entry!

With entries amassing and judges confirming the 2014 Startups Awards are finding shape. As headline sponsors we’ve seen an incredible response including some superb entrants, but there’s still time to add your startup to the mix and walk away with an award (or two)…

So, why enter?

With previous winners including Ella’s Kitchen, The Cambridge Satchel Company and success story of 2013 YPlan, the Startups have picked up a knack for unearthing Britain’s brightest new businesses.

As a winner you’ll join that illustrious list – picked by some leading business brains – and you’ll earn plenty of PR opportunities to put your startup in the spotlight.

The categories

This year offers fifteen distinct categories including some entirely new awards, like Restaurant of the Year, Independent Shop of the Year and Crowdfunded Business of the Year.

Designed to recognise ingenuity and potential from right across the start-up community, there’s a category to cater for everyone – regardless how niche your industry.

Who’s judging?

A lot of time and effort has gone into building a judging panel filled with entrepreneurial acumen. Their acclaim is something that doesn’t come lightly and their knowledge is second to none, established CEOs sitting alongside leading broadsheet journalists.

This year sees additions like Justine Roberts, Dale Murray CBE and Michael Hayman MBE, their expertise providing the awards with plenty of credibility. In total 19 judges from a variety of backgrounds make up the panel for 2014, their praise a clear indication that your startup’s one to watch.


If all of this sounds appealing it’s easy to submit.

First you’ll need to request your entry pack via the Startups website. Almost immediately they’ll shoot you to a link to where you can download the pack, and then it’s simply a case of following the form and telling your story to the judges.

It needn’t take too long but try not rush too much, as things like sloppy stats and spelling mistakes will do your entries no favours. Craft them carefully, tell the truth and keep them concise and you’ll be on the right track.

What’s the cost?

The cost of entering has been kept low – we know startups aren’t blessed with cash – so you’ll only face paying £50+ VAT per entry… however you can knock a further 30% off that price with our exclusive discount code!

Simply use the code SB14 when you get to the checkout. Payment is straightforward and can be done via the Startups website.

The deadline

As mentioned the deadline is fast approaching with entries closing on September 26th. So, make sure you get cracking quickly!

Any more questions? Check out the FAQ section on the Startups Awards website.

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