Start-Up Award

Today’s start-ups and spin-outs are the future major players of the industry. In this award, we look to celebrate the best new companies blazing the trail in the nutrition and health market. From university spin-outs and one-man outfits making a big impact to incubators and fast-growing new companies about to make it big, this award rewards new ideas, the potential for change, and commercial success in companies established in the past 5 years.

Our judges will base their decision on the following criteria:

  • Be a start-up, incubator, spin-out or new company that has been trading less than five years
  • Able to demonstrate sound science, research, and/or technological developments that back up your business
  • Commercial potential or success: Evidence of commercial interest, success, or potential market applications (if not yet launched)
  • Whether the idea, product or initiative has potential to be a ‘game changing’ innovation in the developing personalized nutrition space
  • What gives your product the ‘X factor’ – something that makes it stand out from the crowd and edge out the competition (including evidence to back up claims)

To view the requirements for this category, click to download

Entries for The NutraIngredients-USA Awards, Start-Up Award category are required to be an active company in the United States or Canada.


HOW TO ENTER:

The cost to submit an entry for this category is $249.

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The closing date for entry submission is Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:55pm CT, Chicago.


  • Once all entries have been received they will be reviewed by the NutraIngredients-USA Awards Judging Panel made up of independent judges from the industry.
  • The 2024 finalists will be confirmed and notified in May 2024.
  • The 2024 winners will be announced during an awards’ presentation in Chicago on Monday, July 15, 2024.