AustrianStartups Awesomeness Award



AustrianStartups Awesomeness Award (AAA)?

The AAA follows one goal only: Award outstanding fellow entrepreneurs that have achieved entrepreneurial genius in this very challenging year of 2020! Show them gratitude, give them the credit and visibility they deserve, and empower them to continuously challenge the status quo.


For this purpose, AustrianStartups has launched the AustrianStartups Awesomeness Award (AAA) in the year 2020. It is an award for the Austrian startup community with the primary objective to honor pure and authentic contributions from entrepreneurs that have had a positive and lasting impact within the ecosystem. It puts individuals in the spotlight based on their outstanding performances and their tireless efforts. This recognition intends to inspire others to follow making entrepreneurship an indispensable part of Austrian society.


"Let's embrace awesomeness together!"

Nominate somebody that deserves to win the AAA!

Our Jury Members

Maggie Childs

Board Member of AustrianStartups


Leaders and innovators can be nominated for having made an awesome and authentic contribution in the year 2020. Be it accelerating a project or innovation through exceptional leadership capabilities, launching that sustainable innovation, pivoting an (entire) business, or shaping the ecosystem by walking that extra mile - all these factors play a role in nominating a colleague, an inspiring leader or a respectable partner for any of the 5 categories:

“Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year”

“Innovator of the Year”

“Pivot of the Year”

“Ecosystem Shaper of the Year”

“Corona-fighter of the Year”

The AAA is an independent community competition that highlights crucial players in the Austrian startup ecosystem.

Target Group

The target group of the AAA comprises all representatives from the Austrian startup ecosystem. This includes startup-founders, startup-employees, investors, politicians, media representatives, funding organizations, universities and their students as well as support and multiplier organizations like incubators, co-working spaces or accelerators. Therefore, we want to put the spotlight on personal contributions and individuals.

Requirements for Participation

In order to participate in the AAA, the following requirements must be met: You have to be nominated for the award by anyone. The nominee must be part of the Austrian startup ecosystem. The evaluation period is the calendar year 2020. Fully completed registration form submitted on time. No exceptions will be made for a submission past the deadline, January 31st, 11:59 pm.