After over 100 nominations, some seriously tough voting and an almost sold out awards night for the 26th of September for the Grand Announcement. The Top 10 Finalists for the Startup of the Year 2013 are being revealed. Congrats to those that made the list, you are in the running for the grand prize of the title, return flights to Silicon Valley, a tour of the Valley courtesy of 99 designs and hosting by ninefold.
Nominations are now open for the Shoe String 2013 Startup of the Year Award are now open and this year we are hoping to receive a record number of entries from around Australia.
One of the hardest things when starting up is getting street cred in your industry. When you are the “newbie” on the scene, customers have no reason at all to trust you or what you need at all and traction – real traction takes time. And to gain press coverage journo’s look at these things before they will talk about you. This is why awards can be so useful for startups to build their profile.
Some of the [Newer] Businesses making an impact on the award scene this year, this is great for new business and simply making it to this step will have a huge positive impact on their futures. The Official Award Ceremony and Announcements will be made at a massive Gala Dinner at the Westin on the 10th of October, hosted by Sunrise Personality David Koch.
If you are under 40 and are Influential in life, work or just in general, why not nominate yourself or a person your know for the Shoe String Annual – Young and Influential List.
Businesses are being encouraged to boost their business and celebrate their achievements in this year’s prestigious City of Sydney Business Awards, with nominations opening on June 29. The fourth annual Sydney Business Awards present numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs to benchmark their business, raise profile and build better relationships with customers and others within the community.
Sortec Ly is fast becoming one of the faces of eco-friendly creative inventions in the world of Kid’s cubby houses. His company Puggy is up for the prestigious Australian Business Award for 2011 and he has big plans for the coming 12 months to expand his business.