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Deadline: July 21, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Nominate here
Eligibility: Anyone from anywhere in the world can nominate their Startup Superheroes from any of the participating countries: Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland

Nordic Startup Awards 2019

Nordic Startup Awards is a circuit of the world-renowned Global Startup Awards, the largest independent startup-ecosystem competition started in 2012, covering over 60 countries in 7 regions of Europe, Asia and Africa as of now.

Its mission is to find, connect, support, and celebrate key players in national and regional startup ecosystems worldwide and to fuse them together on a global entrepreneurial network, creating a matrix of opportunities for international partnerships, investment opportunities and commercial exchange.

Nominate your startup ecosystem hero

For the sixth year now, we invite nominations from the 5 participating countries: Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland. Anyone from anywhere in the world can nominate their Startup Superheroes from any of the participating countries.

This year you can compete and nominate someone in 15 categories:

  1. Startup of the Year
  2. Best Newcomer
  3. Best Bootstrapped Startup
  4. Best Social Impact Startup
  5. Best Fintech Startup
  6. Best AI/ Machine Learning Startup
  7. Best Hardware Startup
  8. Best Health Tech Startup
  9. Best Creative Industry Startup
  10. Founder of the Year
  11. Brave Founder Beginnings
  12. Investor of the Year
  13. Best Coworking Space
  14. Best Accelerator or Incubator Program
  15. Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Competition Framework

  • Phase 1: Nomination opens

Anyone can nominate a person, company or organisation in all categories per country through an online nomination system. Data is gathered from all nominees based on the criteria of each category for the following phase of the competition.

  • Phase 2: Selecting National Finalists

A group of 7 ambassadors from each participating country, through a selection process, evaluate the nominees and choose the best talents based on the criteria of each category which are gathered into a shortlist. The shortlist consists of a minimum of 3 national finalists per category on each country.

  • Phase 3: Finding National Winners

Public Voting: Once the shortlist is published online, the public voting for National Finalists opens through an online system. Individuals can only vote one time per finalist.

National Jury Rating: Each of the country partners invites a national jury of 5 jury members per category, with extensive knowledge and experience relevant to the category. A jury member can rate in more than one category.

  • Phase 4: Finding Regional Winners

Public Voting: Once the National Winners are published online, public voting opens through an online system. Individuals can only vote one time per finalist.

Regional Jury Rating: GSAwards invite a regional jury of 7 jury members, with extensive knowledge and experience in the startup ecosystem which can be from the region as well as outside the region.

  • Phase 5: Finding Global Winners

Public Voting: Once the Regional Winners are published online, public voting opens through an online system. Individuals can only vote one time per finalist.

Global Jury Rating: GSAwards invite a regional jury of 7 or more jury members, with extensive knowledge and experience in the startup ecosystem which can be from the region as well as outside the region.

Interested in nominating for the Nordic Startup Awards 2019? Follow the nomination link and take the suggested steps.


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