National StartUp Awards Wales

 

  

SHORTLIST

 

The StartUp Awards recognises the achievements of those amazing individuals who have had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and taken the risks to launch a new product or service.

We are please to announce the shortlist for Wales recognising exceptional startups.

Business to Business Services StartUp

This award category recognises any start-up in the UK delivering services to other businesses.

Consumer Services StartUp

This award category recognises any start-up operating in the consumer services industry in the UK.

Cardiff StartUp

This award is open to all start-up businesses based in the Cardiff area, which is three years old or less.

Construction & Building Services StartUp

This award category recognises any start-up operating in the construction and building services industries in the UK.

Creative StartUp

This award category recognises those start-ups that are operating in the creative sector in the UK

Digital StartUp

This award category recognises those start-ups that are operating in the UK’s digital sector.

Fintech StartUp

This award category recognises all start-ups who are applying new technologies to products and services in the fintech space.

Food & Drink StartUp

This award category recognises those start-ups who are developing new food products and drinks in the UK.

Global StartUp

This award category recognises those ‘born global‘ start-ups who have been trading internationally since the business was established.

Graduate StartUp

any start-up in the UK which has been founded by an individual (or individuals) who have graduated from a UK-based university.

Green StartUp

This award category recognises start-ups developing those products, processes or services that are resulting in significant environmental improvements. 

High Street StartUp

This award is open to any new business that has been established on the high streets of the towns and cities of the UK during the last three years.  

Innovative StartUp

This award is open to any innovation-driven start-up in the UK.

Medtech & Healthtech StartUp

This award is open to those start-ups who are developing new products, services or solutions that are then used to save and improve people’s lives.

Mobile & Emerging Technologies StartUp

This award is open to all start-ups in the UK involved in the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and iOS, Android or cross-platform apps.

North Wales StartUp

This award is open to all start-up businesses based in the North Wales area, which is three years old or less. 

Online Retail StartUp

This award is open to any start-up based in the online retail sector in the UK.

Professional Services StartUp

This award is open to any start-up operating in professional services sector.

Rising Star Award

This award is given to those new companies that are less than one year old (launched after 28th Feb 2021).

Rural StartUp

This award is open to any start-up in the UK which is rurally-based (located outside towns with more than 10,000 resident population). 

Social Enterprise Start-Up

A social enterprise is defined as one with an asset lock in its constitution, volunteer involvement at board level and restrictions on private distribution of dividends. The award is open to any social enterprise in the UK that has been operating for less than three years.

Swansea Bay StartUp

This award is open to all start-up businesses based in the Swansea Bay area, which is three years old or less.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

This award is open to any start-up whose founder has completed The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

Tourism & Leisure StartUp

This award is open to any start-up based in the tourism and leisure sector in the UK. 

Valleys StartUp

This award is open to all start-up businesses based in the Valleys area, which is three years old or less.

Young Entrepreneur

This award is given to those aged 30 and under at the close of entries on 28th Feb 2022, who have established their own start-up in the previous three years.