Key dates

Entries close

24 November 2023

Shortlist announcement

8 December 2023

Finalist announcement

Week starting the 22nd January

Winners announcement

22 February 2024 at the event

Award categories

For founders

Open for entry

Soonicorn

A startup or scale-up with strong growth, traction and promising strategies for their path to becoming the next big industry disruptor.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Eco Innovator

An outstanding startup dedicated to sustainability or excelling in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Customer Champion

A startup that excels in customer engagement, backed up by impressive Net Promoter Scores (NPS) and outstanding customer service achievements.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Game Changer

A startup that has revolutionised their industry through exceptional innovation, technological advances and/or creative disruption.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Young Trailblazer

A founder under 25, who has driven exceptional growth in their company while reshaping industries and communities with their innovative ventures.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees
  • D.O.B must be 25 years or under

Social Sensation

Celebrating exceptional startups for their social media influence, audience growth, standout marketing campaigns, and measurable impact.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Top Workplace

A startup with an exceptional workplace culture, making their companies a top destination for talented employees.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Star Employee

An unsung hero of startup success. Someone who consistently goes beyond their regular duties to make a significant contribution behind the scenes.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Star Storyteller

A startup that has delivered compelling pitches, capturing the essence of their ideas and projects in a way that resonates with investors.

Entry Criteria
  • Any UK private company
  • Startups no older than 5 years
  • No more than 250 employees

Community Leader

A founder who has made exceptional contributions to support the SeedLegals community. Voted for by SeedLegals Plus members.

Entry Criteria

SeedLegals members

SeedLegals Honour award

Fast Mover

For lightning fast efficiency, this award is for a company which has closed a funding round fast on SeedLegals. Time taken = days from sending the Term Sheet to issuing shares. Minimum raise: £150,000

Startup of the Year

The top performing startup for 2023. The winner of this award will be chosen from all of the finalists.

Star Scaleup

A company which has demonstrated significant growth on SeedLegals, including successful fundraising and hiring employees.

Outstanding Achievement

An exceptional founder in the SeedLegals community. We’re looking for remarkable achievements and encourage applications from all backgrounds and industries.

For investors

Angel of the Year

A standout angel investor whose strategic investments and support have helped drive innovation and growth in UK startups.

Entry Criteria

Any individual

SEIS Fund of the Year

A fund that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, innovation and impact in nurturing and supporting the growth of innovative small businesses through SEIS.

Entry Criteria

Any UK SEIS Fund

Nomination closed

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