As we get ready to sit down and tackle 2013 – the team here at Shoe String HQ have sat down and looked at one of the most popular parts of the site – Our Lists that we ran throughout 2012. Next year we want to make these even better and so after much arguing, debating and brainstorming we have decided on the Lists that we will be running and the dates when these will be happening. Here is a sneak peek.
Top 20 Developers List
We will look at those people are creating great products whether they are a cofounder, a member of the team or a technology partner with a business. Front end developers, Web /Mobile Developers, UX Designers and Tech Cofounders are all inclusive on this list.
Nominations Open: February 1st 2013
Voting: March 1st 2013
Judging: March 31st 2013
List Published: April 2013
Judging Panel: TBA February 2013
Major Prize: TBA February 2013
Top 20 Online Startups
We will be celebrating online startups that are within their first three years of business, that have at least 6 months of financials to demonstrate their progress, the primary source of income for those on this list must be through transactions taking place online, through their own website. [external payment systems such as paypal are fine]
Nominations Open: April 1st 2013
Voting: May 1st 2013
Judging: May 31st 2013
List Published: June 2013
Judging Panel: TBA April 2013
Major Prize: TBA April 2013
Top 20 Young and Influential List
This year we are taking our Young and Influential to a whole new level. It is open to everyone that is an Australian resident under the age of 40 years old that is influential in the space they play in, whatever that may be.
Nominations Open: June 1st 2013
Voting: July 1st 2013
Judging: July 31st 2013
List Published: August 2013
Judging Panel: TBA June 2013
Major Prize: TBA June 2013
Founder of the Year
We take a look at the last 12 months on the startup scene and what has been created, we look at who has been doing what and their progress and achievements. This category is only open to those in their first 2 years of the business they are nominated as being the founder of. Whilst we realise that travel and re-location is sometimes and important for startups, the idea and initial work for the startup must have taken place in Australia.
Nominations Open: August 1st 2013
Voting: September 1st 2013
Judging: September 31st 2013
List Published: October 2013
Judging Panel: TBA August 2013
Major Prize: TBA August 2013