Tech start-up business award

This Award is open to businesses that are technology or innovation focused and have been operating for less than three years. You will have translated an idea into a successful business venture.

Judges will be looking for:*

  • Market research including market size, customer profile and competitor analysis
  • A clear innovation tech driven idea that is backed by a sounds business and marketing plan
  • Overview of financial performance and plan
  • Overview of how the business launched – management structure – and plans for investment (if applicable)

*Your 800 word entry and supporting document(s) should cover these points

Award entries for 2019 will be opening June 14

How do I enter?

Please have all information and supporting documents ready for your entry before continuing. If you need any information or assistance regarding entry to the Awards call 0117 325 7779.

Please see hints and tips below and provide evidence/content that demonstrates how your business or organisation meets the criteria outlined in the bullet points.

You have up to 800 words to demonstrate why you should win your chosen award.

Entries should be submitted in a Word document (or similar) and uploaded using the specified field

You can upload up to 8 documents to support your entry. This can be evidence of financial or other performance, certificates, accreditations, testimonials or other supporting documentation. You have up to 2MB per file. For larger uploads, incompatible files or video please contact our team on 0117 325 7779.

Hints and Tips

Entries that 'show' rather than 'tell' will stand a better chance of recognition and becoming shortlisted. Don't just say your business is the best but demonstrate why.

Clearly outlined entries using bullet points and sub-headlines will be easier for judges to read and analyse. Some awards will also require evidence of financial performance.

Please note that when assessing your entry a judge may want to call you to discuss elements of your entry or visit your business, so please provide your full contact details.

All entries are subject to our terms and conditions and judges' decisions will be final.

Please note: If you are shortlisted, at least one member of the company must be present on the evening to collect the award.