The Hustle Awards: Social Impact Hero(es)

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: Social Impact Hero(es)!

At Startups Magazine, we want to celebrate those of you who are making a real impact in the world. Having an Impact on society, people, or the community around you, as a result of an action, activity, or a solution of your creation, is what we want to see in this category!

If your business, or an element of your business, has had a positive social impact and helped others in some way, then we want to praise and celebrate this achievement. Making this type of impact is no easy feat, so if this is something that you have done, you definitely need to shout about it and enter the Social Impact Hero(es) category.

Who is eligible for the award?

This category is open for a business, individual, or an entire team who have made a genuine social impact on society, people, or the community.

No matter what this impact was, this category is for you to shout about your accomplishment.

Tell us why you should win

This isn’t the time to be humble about your achievements, 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 that you have made?

Include background details about the entrant, whether it is yourself, or if you’re doing it on behalf of another person. Who are they and what do they do? When did this journey begin?

Evidence of achievement

It’s great to shout about your achievements, but the judges do need to see evidence of your claims. Please tell the judges what you have achieved and how you have done this.

How have you made a difference to equality, diversity, and inclusion, or what impact have you made to the local community, or society in general? 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!