Nominations Open for The Next Web Australia Awards for Startups

The Next Web Australia is seeking nominations for the best startups, entrepreneurs and technologies on the Australian innovative landscape. Anyone can make a nomination by 31 December. In true entrepreneurial spirit, you can even nominate yourself, or tell your friends to nominate you. It’s all good fun and a way to look back at the breakthroughs and other exciting moments in the Aussie startup scene in 2009.

Categories include:

  • Best New Australian Startup – this is a startup launched in 2009
  • Breakout Award – Startups that finally made it big in 2009
  • Plain Cool – For startups that, as the name suggests, are just plain cool.
  • Most Likely To Change The World – For startups that have big goals and might just achieve them
  • Startup Person of the Year – To recognise an exceptional, inspirational person working in a startup
  • Best Web startup – The big gong for web startups
  • Best Mobile startup – The big gong for mobile startups
  • Best Enterprise startup – The big gong for enterprise startups

Simply put the name of a startup and which category(s) you’d like to nominate them for in an email Kim Heras, editor of The Next Web at kim [at] au.thenextweb [dot] com.


  • Nominations will close on December 31st
  • You can nominate your own startup or yourself
  • You can nominate a startup for as many categories as you think they should win
  • You can nominate more than one startup for each category

Winners will be announced in early 2010.

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