The National Startup Awards

National Shortlist

National Shortlist
We are proud to announce the National Shortlist for the National Startup Awards, 2023.

Being recognized is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. We honour excellence in vision and innovation, marketing and social impact. We congratulate all of our runner-ups for their accomplishments!

AI Focused Startup

The advent of AI has had significant impacts on the startup landscape and this category is open to startups whose value proposition is centred on artificial intelligence or that utilize AI substantially in their product or service delivery.




Lua Health

Shopbox AI

Snappie Dev

Tech Startup

We want to recognise Ireland’s booming tech start-up community and celebrate and reward the nation’s best tech businesses.

Early Stage Startup

The Early Stage Startup award is designed to recognise Startups that display great potential for future growth. Early Stage Startups can come from any sector but must be under 2 years old (From date of incorporation).

eCommerce & Retail Startup

eCommerce is the term describing the conducting of business through online channels, encompassing the outward-facing processes that touch suppliers, partners and customers, and including not just marketing communications but also sales, order taking, delivery, fulfillment and customer service.

Emerge-Tech Startup

Emerging technologies are perceived as capable of changing the status quo. Emerge-Tech industries include AI, information technology, wireless data communication, man-machine communication, on-demand printing, bio-technologies, and advanced robotics.

Fintech Startup

The rise of fintech has changed the way companies do business. This has opened up a world of possibilities. Businesses can offer more services than ever and for a fraction of the price of what it would have cost before.

Food and Drink Startup

The Food and Drink industries play a major role in economic activity in Ireland with a wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment, and local development.

Medtech Startup

Medtech is already diagnosing, monitoring and treating virtually every disease or condition that affects the human race. From sticking plasters to body scanners, ever more technologies are coming on stream to improve patients’ lives.

Product and Manufacturing Startup

The Irish start-up scene may appear to be increasingly dominated by tech and service-focused companies but there’s still a huge market for product businesses.

Social / Sustainable Startup

Social innovation can be defined as the development and implementation of new ideas (products,services and models) to meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations.

The Pitch

The 4 Pitch startups will give a 4 minute live pitch at the Awards Ceremony in Dublin’s City Hall on 30th Nov.  The winner will be selected live by a panel of judges on the night.

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