Thank you for your interest in the Romania Insider Awards.

Submit your nominations or apply for the Best Start-up Award powered by Banca Transilvania by clicking the button below. Applications close on August 7, 2019.

We recommend that you fill in the answers to the questionnaire first in a separate document and copy-paste them in the form on the following page during a single, uninterrupted session.

Questions marked with * are required. You can scroll up and down through questions without losing your input content. Refreshing the page before submitting will reset the nomination form and you will lose your answers.

Important: please submit all information in English. Nominations in other languages or sent after the deadline will not be considered.

The Best Start-up Award powered by Banca Transilvania will go to a young company or project which capitalizes on a novel idea, tries to solve an important current shortcoming in business or society, and uses innovative approaches in product development & promotion.

Why apply?

  • Get exclusive access to the Romania Insider Awards Gala in October 2019. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate at the VIP-Gala Awards ceremony in October 2019.
  • Find an investor. While we do not offer a specific investment as a prize, we do facilitate contact of the shortlisted candidates with investors who are present at the Gala.
  • Get exposure in the media. The entire event will be promoted before and after the Gala. Finalists will have coverage on and associated media channels.

Who is eligible?

Companies officially incorporated in 2016 or later, or projects not yet incorporated but in seed phase, with a prototype product or service and a sound business model.

Judging criteria

  • The company’s product/project impact and usefulness.
  • The project’s uniqueness in addressing a certain need, be it on a wide or niche market.
  • Scalability potential of the start-up project, including international eligibility and usefulness.
  • Proven financial backup from local or international investors can be a tie-break for projects with similar scores for the other criteria.

The Best Start-up Award is sponsored by Banca Transilvania.

In order to ensure confidentiality and the objectivity of the judging process, all nominations will be anonymized before being presented to the Board of Advisors and Jury.

Question Title

* 1. Do you submit this nomination for yourself / your company or for somebody else?
If you work with the company or are the project owner/creator, have direct access to information about the project, you should apply as option A. Option B allows anybody to nominate a third party's project or initiative.