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The Stevie Awards

May 27, 2015 10:00 ET

Have You Created the World's Best Startup Business? Here's How to Find the Answer

International Business Awards Offers Entrepreneurs Chance to Benchmark Against the World's Best

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - It's hard to start a business. It's even harder to make it successful. To honor the courage and ingenuity of entrepreneurs around the world, the prestigious International Business Awards have introduced four Startup of the Year categories this year. There is no cost for startups of all kinds to nominate themselves to win a Stevie® Award trophy.

As founder and president of the Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher knows about the challenges entrepreneurs face when starting their businesses: "Founders must overcome many obstacles in order to succeed. We at the Stevie Awards want to help remove one of those obstacles by providing the world's best startup companies with a platform on which to generate national and international brand recognition."

Eligible to enter the IBA's Startup of the Year categories are companies and entrepreneurs that began operations since the beginning of 2013. The final entry deadline for The International Business Awards is June 10, 2015. The entry kit and complete details on the competition are available at

All organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. Every year, household-name companies such as Hyundai, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever are joined in the winners' circle by small and medium-size organizations that are still building their brands. Entering the IBAs is a cost-effective way to thank and honor a firm's valued employees and to build or burnish a corporate brand.Young companies can only benefit from nominating themselves in The International Business Awards, explains Gallagher. In addition to the increased media awareness gained by winning a Stevie Award, winning entrepreneurs can use their entries for international benchmarking.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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