Celebrating the best of the Atlanta startup community.



Welcome to the 2019 Atlanta Startup Awards

Join us Thursday November 21st as Startup Atlanta brings together the best and the brightest of the local startup community to celebrate the third annual Atlanta Startup Awards.

Public nominations open October 1st 2019.



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: 


Scrappiest Startup Award

Startup that has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months without ever raising equity or debt capital.


Best B2C Startup

Startup that provides product(s) to consumers and has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months.


Best Growth Stage Startup

The Best Growth Stage Startup Award recognizes a startup that has shown strong product-market fit, is Post Series A, ARR over $3-5M, has 40+ employees and has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months.


Community Influencer

The Community Influencer Award recognizes a startup founder or startup CEO who has made an impact in the last 12 months in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The recipient of this Award will best embody Startup Atlanta’s core values


Equity Champion

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 in the last 12 months. 


Best B2B Startup

Startup that provides product(s) that solve(s) a problem for businesses and has achieved significant milestones over the last 12 months.


Best Social Impact Startup

The Best Social Impact Startup Award recognizes a mission-driven for-profit startup with a social mission who has made the biggest impact on the Atlanta community and/or beyond in the past 12 months. 


The Art of the Pivot

Growing a startup is hard. The Art of the Pivot Award celebrates a startup’s ability to change its business model, product direction, target audience, etc.; and successfully revamp their business in the face of adversity over the last 12 months. 


Investor of the Year

The Investor of the Year Award recognizes an investor (angel or VC) who has made an impact on the community, beyond just providing capital.


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November  21, 2019, 6-8 PM


Get Involved

There are multiple ways to participate in the 2018 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.


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