Eligible companies must have been trading for less than three years, employ fewer than 60 people, and be privately-owned UK companies. For the Angel or VC-backed category, sponsored by All Response Media, companies must have raised money from investors – including via crowdfunding platforms – and be able to “demonstrate signs of achieving real greatness”. For 2013 the category will be re-named ‘Funded Start-up of the Year’. The entry deadline has been extended an additional three days to October 1 to enable crowdfunded companies that meet the qualifying criteria to enter.
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