What We Do

The National Startup awards shines a light on the best and brightest early stage companies in Ireland.

We do this by providing a highly regarded national platform where the Startups can gain national and international recognition.

How it Started in 2011

The last two years
2020 & 2021 - Virtual Awards

Awards - Live in 2022 - Dublin's City Hall
We are returning to the amazing Dublin City Hall and we cant wait to see all the finalists in person!


This beautiful building has been the home of the National Startup Awards since 2019 and we cant wait to see you all there.

It’s our eleventh birthday and we cant think of a better way to celebrate than with the very best of the Irish Startup Ecosystem!
Startups Tell Us

Each year we receive feedback from Startups that the awards played a key role in:

  • Boosting morale.
  • Raising their profile on a national and international level.
  • Attracting new investment.
  • Attracting new employees.
  • Providing key networking opportunities with other Startups and sponsors.
  • Helping them refine their vision and mission through the awards entry process.
We Do It

Now in it’s 11th year the National Startup Awards is regarded and respected as THE platform for identifying the best emerging talent.

  • Together with our partners we have significant reach and reputation within the Startup community and beyond.
  • We activate on a national basis ensuring the awards are inclusive across a broad cross section of Startup companies.
  • We advertise nationally and receive lots of great PR due to the positive nature of the awards – regionally & nationally.
  • We also encourage early stage companies to enter ensuring they are introduced to our sponsor partners at this critical early stage when they need supports and encouragement the most.
  • We celebrate success and ambition amongst the Startup community.
  • Regional Finalists
  • National Finalists
  • Live Pitches






New For 2022
‘The Pitch’
The Pitch
The 6 finalists in this category will pitch live during the awards ceremony.

3 minutes each

Between the other categories

Judges are in the room and make the decision in real time