This award recognises the start-up business that has most effectively transformed an idea into a successful and profitable company.

It is open to all businesses that have been trading for at least one full financial year and no longer than four full financial years, including the 2015-16 financial year.

To be eligible for this award, the business needs to have 200 employees or fewer as of 30 June 2016 and be registered in Australia (or respective state/territory) as a sole trader, a partnership, or an incorporated or listed business.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video up to 30 seconds long answering the question, “What does business success mean to you?”

Please attach two references, testimonials or other sources of information (such as any financial or business metrics and/or statements, with supporting documentation such as audited statements and third-party independent data reports) to support your nomination.

To start your application, click here.