November 22, 2023

Nominations for the Business Angel of the Year 2023 awards just started

We are pleased to inform you that the nominations for the 2023 Business Angel of the Year Awards (BAY) have officially commenced! The objective of this competition is to acknowledge outstanding angel investors who contribute to the growth of the startup ecosystem. This contest invites participation from the entire investor and startup community to honor individuals who actively diversify their portfolios with a range of ventures. Additionally, it aims to recognize those who add value, foster the development, and promote the growth of the startups they support. Furthermore, the competition will also recognize and award exceptional startups and venture capital funds.

Nominate business angels, startups and VC funds HERE.

Each ecosystem participant can nominate a leading investor in six categories:

  • Business Angel of the Year 2023,
  • Ecosystem Award,
  • Debutant of the Year 2023,
  • Venture Award

this year we will also award the most innovative startup in a dedicated category:

  • The Best Startup,

Under the new category, we want to recognize the project that has a distinctive innovation, unique technology, product or service, unique business model, or superior business performance.

Nominated candidates will be evaluated by the competition's Jury composed of active market participants, academic experts, investors, representatives of institutions supporting the market, and previous winners. The Jury will evaluate the nominees and select the list of finalists in three of the five categories.  

In the two remaining categories: Ecosystem Award and Startup The Best Startup, the winners will be chosen by the startup community in an open vote. The finalists will be announced during the Business Angel of the Year 2023 Gala in early March 2024.

We encourage you to nominate the best investors here.

Last year, we received more than 200 nominations for the competition. Approximately 1900 votes were cast for the business angel and VC finalists in the public voting. An audience of over a thousand people, online viewers and BAY Gala guests, watched the results announcement.

Learn about previous editions of the competition here.

Watch the entire Gala of the Business Angel of the Year 2022 here.

Previous years' Main Award winners included Wiktor Schmidt (2022) Piotr Romanowski (2021), Paweł Kastory (2020), Wojciech Kostrzewa (2019), and Dawid Urban (2018).

We encourage you to follow our social media channels, LinkedIn and Facebook, where we will successively provide information on the competition, Jury members, and dates of the various stages of the competition.