November 3rd, 2021

Goodwille x The Global Startup Awards

The successful partnership between Goodwille and The Nordic Startup Awards has flourished over the years and as a result, we are pleased to announce that this year, Goodwille have partnered with The Global Startup awards!

The Global Startup Finalists are compiled from 8 regions and compete for a number of different awards, all from the heart of Copenhagen in one of the most emblematic places in the city, the Circus Building. What a place to reintroduce in-person events since the easing of lockdown!

The Global Startup Awards is the world’s largest independent start up ecosystem competition, and they use their competition framework and events to run programmes across the world, a number of which Goodwille have sponsored and attended over recent. In 2020, Goodwille hosted webinars for start-ups, sharing insight on expansion to the UK, scaling a team and raising investment. As well as this, Goodwille take ownership of particular awards and last year saw co-founder of Natural Cycles, Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, win the ‘Founder of the Year’ award and we are looking forward doing the same again this year.

James Service, Marketing Manager at Goodwille said: “As a company who are proudly tied to the Nordic’s, it’s a pleasure to be part of this year’s event in November. The GSAwards are bringing some of the world’s best startups to Copenhagen, which is fantastic for the region.. We’re looking forward to seeing our client, PLEO, who won Global startup of the Year in 2020, present the award this year.”


Global Regions and Award Categories

This year sees nominations from 8 Regions competing within 10 different categories:

Regions: The Nordics, Central Europe, South Europe, Euro Asian, South Asia, South East Asia and Africa.

Categories: Startup of the Year, Best Newcomer, Founder of the Year, Investor of the Year, Best Co-Working space, Best Accelerator/Incubator Program, Ecosystem Hero of the Year, Best Green Tech startup, Best Vertical start-up and finally People’s Choice.

With less than one month until the Global Grand Finale, votes can be cast here to show your appreciation to the top talent in the startup world

Voting closes the day before the award show on the 16th November 2021.

Structure of the Event

For anyone interested in the startup community, in the Nordics but also globally, they should consider joining the Global Startup Awards Grand Finale. Attending the awards show is an excellent way to come together with colleagues, partners, clients or other crucial stakeholders.

Here’s what the night will look like:

17:00 | Welcome | Arrival to the Circus Building accompanied by the warm sound of a swing vocal trio

17:15 | Pre-networking | Networking with other guests

18:30 | Dinner & Entertainment | 3 entertainment acts and acrobatics performances alongside 2 course menu enriched with wine

20:00 | Award Show and Winners’ Announcement | Hosted by Christiane Vejlø

Tickets for the grand final can be purchased here


Over 20,000 companies were nominated in for the 2020 Global Startup Awards and the applicants received over 70,000 votes across those that are shortlisted. It is extremely uplifting that this year, the event takes place in person and consequently the GSA is a great place to create additional value to all stakeholders. Good Luck to everyone nominated for an award!

To find out more about the award show, or how Goodwille can support you as a startup to scale internationally, reach out to Marketing Manager, James Service.