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Nominations open for LOEY starter awards

LOEY, the annual election of the Leading Online Entrepreneur of the Year, has opened the nominations for this year’s awards. Especially interesting for startups is the special starter award. You can nominate people (yourself or someone else) until August 8.

Since five years, LOEY has a special starters award to recognize young entrepreneurs. Any entrepreneur with an ‘online’ (at least scalable, technology-enabled) business that has existed for at least 6 months and at most 3 years. The winner gets no prize money but an award and exposure to the LOEY network. “Many starting entrepreneurs are innovative, and like experienced entrepreneurs can inspire others. This is why we want to recognize these entrepreneurs.” Says chairman Patrick Kerssemakers (also CEO of Fonq). “Especially for young entrepreneurs a LOEY nomination can bring a lot of exposure and value”. The LOEY is unique among startup awards that it focuses on the person rather than the company.

Until august 8, entrepreneurs can be nominated through the form on loeyawards.nl/starters. There are five categories:

After the nomination closes, the professional jury selects the top three, and the crowd then decides on the winner. All nominees are invited to the final event on September 3 and get access to the LOEY network.

2013-Valentijn1-300x220Previous winners of the starters award are Valentijn Bras (Scoupy) (photo), Christiaan Henny (eFaqt), Ruben Timmerman (Springest) and Maarten Lens Fitzgerald (Layar).

Photo: Loey Awards

Sieuwert van Otterloo
Sieuwert van Otterloo is IT expert by day and startup enthusiast by night. IT expert via Softwarezaken | innovation expert via Node1 | editor and cofounder of StartupJuncture | member of StartupDelta | startup investor. Reach out to Sieuwert via otterloo @ gmail .com
  1. mikevhoenselaar says:

    I can’t find the requirements to qualify as a starter 🙂

  2. Sieuwert van Otterloo says:

    The press release has the most detailed information I have seen so far on the criteria: http://loey-awards.pr.co It says: “De LOEY Starters Awards zijn er voor online ondernemers die minimaal een half jaar en maximaal drie jaar bezig zijn met hun onderneming en niet meer dan twee ondernemingen hebben opgezet.” so a starter should be active between 6 months and 3 years and have set up no more than two companies.

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