Celebrating the best of the Atlanta startup community.
Nominations open on MOnday October 7th and close on Thursday October 24th
Atlanta Startup Founders and Ecosystem Builders – it’s your time to shine. Nominations for the 2019 Startup Awards open Tuesday, October 1st. This year we will celebrate our third annual awards at Clark Atlanta University located in Atlanta’s historic Westside—home to significant cultural and historic assets, major professional sports and events venues, and hundreds of entrepreneurs. Our Westside venue is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the CAU School of Business Administration and the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE).
The third annual Atlanta Startup Awards, jointly organized by members of the Atlanta Startup Community, will recognize and celebrate the city’s most successful rising tech companies, startup pioneers, and disruptive innovators.
We are accepting nominees for the following categories:
Startup that has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months without ever raising equity or debt capital.
Startup that provides product(s) to consumers and has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months.
Startup that provides product(s) that solve(s) a problem for businesses and has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months.
The Best Growth Stage Startup Award recognizes a startup that has shown strong product-market fit, ARR over $3-5M or 40+ employees.
The Community Builder Award recognizes a local leader who has made a tangible and lasting impact in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Best Social Impact Startup Award recognizes a mission-driven for-profit startup who has made the biggest impact on the Atlanta community and beyond.
Growing a startup is hard. The Art of the Pivot Award celebrates a startup’s ability to change its business model and successfully revamp their business in the face of adversity.
The Equity Champion Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by removing barriers or providing access to underrepresented founders.
There are multiple ways to participate in the 2019 Atlanta Startup Awards! Nominate a startup or an individual to win an award by navigating to the top menu bar or become a sponsor or volunteer to work the show by clicking "Learn More" below.