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SeedLegals Startup Awards: celebrating entrepreneurship

Published:  Dec 12, 2023
Kaylin S.
Kaylin Sullivan

Startup obsessed? Yes, we are. We exist to help companies start and grow, and we want to recognise and celebrate the entrepreneurs and investors behind the UK’s thriving startup scene. That’s why we’ve launched the SeedLegals Startup Awards. Get the lowdown on what it’s all about 👇

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About the awards

The first-ever Startup Awards will take place on 22 February 2024, and preparations are well underway with nominations in and a shortlist of winners selected.

We created this awards event to:

🏆Recognise top talent in the UK startup ecosystem
🎉Celebrate entrepreneurship
🤝Bring the startup community together to connect

The awards have received an enthusiastic response so far, with over 1,000 nominations flooding in for sixteen awards categories – fourteen categories for startups and two for investors.

The categories cover a variety of areas, from customer service to ESG, star storytelling, rapid growth and more. Of course, startups wouldn’t be possible without the support of investors, so there are also awards for Angel Investor of the Year and SEIS Fund of the Year. You can browse the full list of categories on the Startup Awards website.

The  winners will be revealed at the event on 22 February 2024.

As part of our commitment to supporting and fostering entrepreneurship, we’ll choose one grand prize winner to receive £50,000 equity investment from an anonymous angel investor 🤩 (T&Cs apply).

We’re grateful to our awesome sponsors, who make the awards possible:

  • Deel (Award Sponsor)
  • HSBC Innovation Banking (Event Sponsor)
  • Innovation Broking (Award Sponsor)
  • SMB (Support Sponsor)

Our brilliant judging panel

We’re thrilled to have a panel of top-notch judges to select award winners. Founders and investors themselves, they each have a first-hand understanding of the startup landscape and collectively bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the panel.

Startup Awards judges 🥁

  • Perdie Alder, Co-Founder and CCO, Hotbed
  • Roderick Beer, Managing Director, UK Business Angels Association
  • Marc Cohen, Sole Partner, Unbundled VC
  • Margaret Anne Coyle, Co-Founder and CEO, Hotbed
  • Anna Gordon, Senior Business Development Manager, UKI Partnerships and Hubspot for Startups
  • Molly Johnson-Jones, CEO and Co-Founder, Flexa
  • Hannah Seal, Partner, Index Ventures
  • Kofi Siaw, Vice President, HSBC Innovation Banking
  • Olivia Sibony, Co-Founder, Impact Amplified
  • Reshma Sohoni, Founder Partner, SeedCamp
  • Fred Soneya, Co-Founder and Partner, Haatch
  • Hugo Tilmouth, CEO, ChargedUp

Read more about the judges on the Startup Awards website.

An evening of celebration – what to expect

Get ready for a dazzling celebration on 22 February 2024. The event is being hosted at Battersea Arts Centre in London – an eclectic venue known as London’s ‘home for the extraordinary.’ There’ll be:

🎼Live entertainment
🕺DJ and dancing
🤌Delicious canapes

We’ll reveal award winners on the evening, and announce the winner of the £50k equity investment grand prize 😃

It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with some of the most talented people in the UK startup sphere.

Want to join our incredible community in toasting entrepreneurship? Book tickets here.

Start your journey with us

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  • Seedcamp
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