Why should you enter your business in the National Startup Awards?

Now in its 8th year, the National Startups Awards is the most prestigious and sought after awards program for early stage businesses on the Island of Ireland.

The awards support, recognise and applaud businesses on every stage of the entrepreneurial journey from inspiration and learning all the way through to startup., scale up and becoming champions.

 Reasons to enter

  1. Invaluable coverage for your business
  2. Progression to the European Startup Awards
  3. Impress potential investors
  4. Gain prestige and recognition from peers
  5. Network with fellow entrepreneurs
  6. Raise your National & International profile
  7. Boost existing client comfort and loyalty
  8. Demonstrate workplace attractiveness to potential employees
  9. Increase your business growth

How does it work?

You enter in one of four geographical regions

  1. Dublin
  2. Rest of Leinster
  3. Munster
  4. Connaught  / Ulster
  • Your organisation must be five years old or less on October 1st 2019 [from date of incorporation].
  • Simply select the categories you wish to enter (you can enter up to three per company) and fill in the short application form.
  • Our regional judging panels will review all the submissions and select a regional shortlist for each category.
  • These regional shortlists will be merged and judged again to produce the National Shortlist.
  • National Shortlisted entrants will be invited to pitch their businesses live to our national judging panel in Dublin in early October 2019
  • The winners will be announced at the Startup Awards Ceremony on October 24th in Dublin’s City Hall

Category winners will:

  • Receive a Startup Awards Winners Trophy
  • Go forward to compete and represent Ireland in the Startup Europe Awards

The Grand Prix Winners will:

  • Receive a Startup Awards Winners Trophy
  • Go forward to compete and represent Ireland in the Startup Europe Awards

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