Start Up Superstar (trading less than 2 years)

This category recognises a business that has been operating for less than 2 years that delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential. This award recognises early-stage start ups that have a solid chance of market success, and strongly displays the entrepreneurial spirit.

This category aligns with the NSW Business Chamber Awards

Eligibility Requirements

  • The organisation has been trading for a continuous period of less than 2 years, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.
  • This business has not been purchased or acquired.
  • This business is not part of a franchise.


  1. Is this your first start up? (If no please specify other business ventures and their degree of success).
    Maximum word count: 300
  2. Date when you commenced trading.
  3. Number of other owners.
  4. What problem (or need) has your business solved?
    Maximum word count: 200
  5. How did you identify the market need and who is your target market?
    Maximum word count: 400 
  6. Describe your competitors and your business’s innovative competitive advantage?
    Maximum word count: 400 
  7. Outline your business success since its inception.
    Word count: Maximum 400
  8. Detail and include your current research, customer marketing strategy, logistics and service delivery.
    Maximum word count: 400
  9. Describe how you funded your business.
    Maximum word count: 200
  10. Detail how your business has the potential to scale and achieve financial sustainability.
    Maximum word count: 400
  11. Provide commercial and technical evidence your team has the ability and competencies to achieve success and detail strategy and timeframe involved.
    Maximum word count: 500

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