The Hustle Awards: Outstanding Startup Support

The Hustle Awards are back for 2024, and Startups Magazine is here to help you through the entry process.

The Hustle Awards are the networking event of the year – and are also the unrivalled badge of excellence and the benchmark for all startup businesses to aspire to.

Our mission is to:

  • Recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, companies, and innovation
  • Raise standards across the sector, with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion, and sustainability
  • Inspire and celebrate the creative and entrepreneurial journey
  • Deliver a rigorous and transparent judging process with a panel of business leaders

So, with that in mind, we are here to help you decide on the best category for you. Next up: Outstanding Startup Support!

At Startups Magazine, our focus extends beyond the startups themselves. We aim to celebrate and highlight the businesses and organisations that are dedicated to supporting startups and entrepreneurs on their path to success. This kind of support plays a pivotal role in nurturing innovation, providing critical resources, and offering the guidance necessary for young businesses to thrive in a competitive landscape.

With that in mind, we want to highlight these entities that are helping startups thrive, so if you support or provide a service to startups in any way, this category is for you.

Who is eligible for this award?

Those eligible for the award are companies, or individuals, who have helped support startups, or a startup, by offering support to their business in some form. This could be through supplying skills, finance, resources, facilities, advice, or representation. If any of these apply to you, you’re eligible for this award.

Tell us why you should win

This isn’t the time to be humble about the support that you extend to startups and entrepreneurs, you need to be loud and proud and tell us why YOU should win this award.

When entering, outline why you are entering this award, and convince the judges that your entry should be considered. How have you innovated and differentiated yourself from the competition? What is the impact you have made, and what type of support are you offering founders and startups?

Include details of how you, whether an individual or a business, has supported startups. Is this an individual, or a whole team effort? How long have you been offering this type of support for startups?

In the entry, describe the benefits and outcomes that you have given to startups. Please provide evidence of growth through numbers and statistics, if possible.

Testimonials to back up your claims should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of the organisation.

Supporting materials are highly recommended to help the judges make their decision. However, do be mindful of what supporting materials are used, as it’s limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.

Good luck!