Deadline for 2016 Startups 100 index extended

The deadline for this year’s Startups 100 index has been extended. The annual initiative, which was launched in 2008 by, is a countdown of the best start-up companies in the UK.

Described as “the longest running index of its kind”, the scheme searches for the UK’s most “exciting and innovative early-stage businesses with fast-growth potential, original concepts and forward-thinking founders” that have launched within the last three years.


Since its launch, Startups 100 has unveiled some of the most successful businesses in the UK, including property search website Zoopla, event booking service app YPlan, and gift and fashion retailer

Last year’s list unveiled a number of successful start-ups, including car comparison website Carwow, student accommodation marketplace Uniplaces and online estate agent Purplebricks. stated that this year’s list will “look to discover a similarly outstanding group of emerging businesses.”


The 2016 deadline for the initiative, which was originally 25th March, has been extended to Friday 1st April to provide businesses with more time to submit their applications.

In order to be eligible for the index, businesses must have launched on or after January 2013, must be based in the UK, be privately owned and must be “innovative, exciting or able to demonstrate considerable success or potential for fast-growth.”

Businesses can apply by downloading an entry form directly from and can keep up to date on the scheme by following the company’s official Twitter hashtag #Startups100. 

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