Winner 2016

Leaf.fm

Leaf.fm Leaf.fm

The judges said

The leaf.fm team are both empowering and disrupting through a beautiful user experience.

Entrant's description

Leaf.fm is a mobile-first community of music fans, marring free music content with a direct to fan marketplace. 

On Leaf fans come to discover and enjoy the music they love for free, while artists get to engage with their fans directly, understand who they are and where they come from and up-sell their most engaged ones on tickets, merchandise and other forms of physical formats.

Key Metrics

  • 350K downloads since soft-launch
  • 100K monthly active users
  • Marketing spend to date: £7K

Charts

  • #1 Music App in 3 countries
  • Top 10 Music App in 36 countries
  • Top 100 Music App in 136

 

Shortlist 2016

  • Knocker
  • Leaf.fm
  • Push Doctor
  • WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Criteria

Trophies

This category is open to any enterprise that is building its own product and is based in the North. The enterprise should have started in business after March 2013 and should be developing one or more products (or services) on its own initiative, not to-order for a client or clients. The product(s) or services(s) should be original and innovative in some way. The award recognises originality and acumen in pursuing commercial or other objectives.

 


2015 AwardBruntwood

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Winner 2015

mumsintheknow.co.uk with

mumsintheknow.co.uk mumsintheknow.co.uk

The judges said

A clear target market, explosive growth and a solid business model were the factors that convinced the judges to name Mums in the Know as Best Startup.

Entrant's description

Mums in the Know is a rapidly growing, hyperlocal network for Mums across the UK. Providing unique, real time, authentic, event based content that keep mums "in the know" at to what is happening in their local area. Harnessing the power of social media, connecting mums and providing local information online, whilst building and championing a strong local community vibe.

Shortlist

  • Air Black Box Company Ltd
  • Formisimo
  • Mums in the Know

Criteria

This category is open to any enterprise that is building its own product and is based in the North. The enterprise should have started in business after March 2012 and should be developing one or more products (or services) on its own initiative, not to-order for a client or clients. The product(s) or services(s) should be original and innovative in some way.  The award recognises originality and acumen in pursuing commercial or other objectives.


2014 and before

The criteria for Best Start-Up have been extensively revised in 2015.

Click here to see the full history of the award.