Thursday, 1 December 2011

Awards for start ups

StartUp Britain, the private sector initiative launched in March 2011,  "designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK" has just circulated a list of competitions of interest to start up/growing businesses.

Guardian Digital Innovation Awards
The 2012 Megas have launched with a new range of award categories, to celebrate and recognise creative achievements and inspiring entrepreneurial spirit within the field of technology.
Award categories include:
  • Young innovator of the year (sponsored by Wired)
  • Best StartUp business (sponsored by Taylor Wessing)
  • Best StartUp Leader / CEO
  • Best use of technology for social change
And many more…
Further details about all the categories, the full judging panel and information on how to enter are available here
If you are entering before 2nd December, the early bird discount of 25% will be applied at the time of payment.
£1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
Shell LiveWIRE have 4 x £1,000 prizes to give away in December to the most innovative ideas submitted by new businesses!
  • Entrants (and any business partners) must be aged 16-30.
  • Entrants must have been trading for less than 12 months.
  • Entrants must be based in the UK.
  • Entry to the December Awards closes on midnight 31/12/2011.
Entries are made via the Shell LiveWIRE website here
The Stake
The Stake is a unique competition for 16 to 21 year olds, which gives you the chance to decide how £100,000 is spent AND allows you to turn a bright idea into a reality. What are you waiting for?
Using Facebook you can enter the competition by either pitching or backing an idea with the chance of making it a reality. Either way you will get one stake, which you can use to back your favourite idea – even if it’s your own!
The top 20 ideas with the most stakes by 23 December at 11.59pm will be shortlisted and judged by a panel from Channel 4 and Barclays. Apply now.
 Get 1k in cash for your Christmas Party
Huddlebuy are giving away £1,000 for your Christmas Party! This is open to all entrepreneurs, SMEs and home workers so that the winner can have a great Christmas. A link to the competition entry form can be found here

For more information about StartUp Britain please click