1. Why is Jumpstart running the Jumpstart Awards?
Jumpstart has been a part of the startup ecosystem spotlighting up-and-coming companies and people through our magazine. Now, we want to recognize inspiring leaders and great organizations in a more tangible way, and make sure that others in the community are aware of the driving forces behind positive change in our world.
2. Which countries are included in the Jumpstart Awards?
You can nominate a startup, person, or organization from any of the following locations (startups must be incorporated after July 2014): Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, China.
3. Is there a cash prize?
There is no cash prize, but by winning this competition, you get the recognition and publicity that comes from being featured in a sophisticated, modern print publication with a wide, regional readership. The winners of each category will be featured in Jumpstart Magazine’s July 2019 issue, and the Startup of the Year wins the recognition and a spot on the cover of the magazine*. Your story will be seen and read by the incredible Jumpstart community around the world.
4. How does the Awards process work?
If you’ve been nominated, you’ll be sent a form to tell us more about your company. After you’ve sent it back to us, it will be passed on to our panel of impartial judges, who will be ranking each entry across key criteria. The finalists in each category will be forwarded to a jury who have the final decision.
The winners are not picked by popular vote, so getting your friends to submit multiple nominations won’t help – you let us know who deserves an award, and our third-party judges and jury members do the rest.
5. What do we do with personal information (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.)?
6. Can I nominate myself or my company?
Yes, you can! Just nominate yourself and list yourself as the nominee. We’ll send you a separate judging form where you provide us with more information.
7. Can I enter a startup, organization or person into more than one category?
There will one winner and two honorable mentions in each category, including Startup of the Year. You can nominate a startup for a maximum of three awards, but they can only win or place in two at most.
8. Will the nominees be listed on the website, or only the winners?
Only the winners will be listed on the website and featured in the magazine – we don’t want to take the spotlight away from them!
*Winners will be contacted regarding article(s) in Jumpstart Magazine. Should they fail to reply in a timely manner, they will be eliminated from consideration to be featured in the magazine.