On Wednesday March 26, the Investment Centre Victoria played host to 200 people, who gathered together to celebrate the vast field of entrepreneurial talent Australia has to offer.
Over 300 start-ups entered the 2014 StartupSmart Awards, proudly sponsored by DFK Australia New Zealand. With 45 finalists selected across nine individual categories, judges had the difficult task of selecting the most innovative and fastest growing new businesses in Australia.
The awards, organised by StartupSmart.com.au, Australia’s leading news and advice resource for start-ups, recognise the most innovative and fastest-growing new businesses in Australia.Categories awarded in 2014 included Best Start-up, Best Start-up Idea, Best New Start-up, Best Regional Start-up, Best Social Entrepreneur, Best Disruptor, Start-up Hero, Fastest Growing Start-up, and Best Start-up.
Lighting Matters was a finalist this year in the Fastest Growing Start-up awards and with no capital input over the period - a great accomplishment from the team. CEO James Stapledon commented saying, "Being a finalist in this sort of award gives the team more drive and more reason to continue as Australia's leading LED lighting retailers, we're very excited to push towards being the winner next year!"