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Launchpad Awards 2019

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Congratulations! You have started on your exciting journey to set up your own business. If you are still working on your business idea but won’t have started trading by the entry closing date of 19 th July 2019, you can apply for the following categories. Please note you can apply for more than one category but you need to submit an application form for each category.

The Launchpad Awards 2019 are open to any individual or business that has engaged with the Launchpad programme and its partners. If you are unsure of your eligibility or have any queries regarding the Awards, please contact A full list of our partners can be found on the page ‘Who’s Involved?’

To apply for a Pre Start category please click here to download and complete the application form and email to

The total word count of your entry should be no more than 250 words per section (this does not include contact information).

• All entries must be electronic.
• A maximum of 5 insertions e.g. tables, graphs, photos or press cuttings may be
included within the entry form.
• The maximum file size is 500KB and must not be exceeded.
• Please enter the entrant’s name and company name as you would like to see it appear
on a certificate should you become a winner.
• Closing date for entries is 26th July 2019

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Don’t forget to book your ticket to guarantee your seat at the Launchpad Awards 2019. GOOD LUCK