Liftoff Award for Startups

2024 winners announced!

Meet the winners

About the Liftoff Award for Startups

Every startup needs exceptional talent to thrive in the early days and beyond. The Liftoff Award highlights the newcomers who demonstrate exceptional commitment, innovation, and enthusiasm in navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by remote work. And above all, helping inspire the next generation of startups to go global!

Winner: TheyDo

Highly Commended: Bytez, DARQVIZ, RemoteCA, Supportful and TradeLink

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Meet the Judges

Behind every exceptional Remote Excellence Award, there's an exceptional panel of judges who bring wisdom, experience, and discernment to the table. Each category is judged by a mix of senior leaders from Remote, as well as leading influencers in the field of remote working and global team leadership. This dynamic mix ensures your success is acknowledged by the best in the business.

Co-Founder & COO, GoFloaters

Srivatsan Padmanabhan

Srivatsan is a vocal remote work advocate. His startup, GoFloaters, offers a hybrid work platform that helps people find work and meeting spaces that can be booked instantly.

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Founder, Worklife Ventures

Brianne Kimmel

Brianne is an investor in 20+ startups, and is founder of Work Life Ventures, a venture firm investing in tools and services for the modern workplace.

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VP of EOR Operations @ Remote

Paula Dieli

Paula is the VP of EOR Operations at Remote, creating seamless experiences for businesses around the world. Paula is a leader in the software industry with operations leadership experience ranging from Silicon Valley to Europe.

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Dates for your diary

January 25, 2024

All Awards open

March 1, 2024

Entries close at 11:59PM UTC

March 20, 2024

Winners announced 12.00PM UTC

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Remember, the Remote Excellence Awards are simple and free to enter!

We encourage you to showcase your expertise by entering multiple categories. Don't be shy; this is your moment to shine. Good luck!

Tool tips to make your entry shine

  • Tell your story, but don't write an essay

    Keep it brief: highlight key challenges, share your path to success, and provide tangible results. Make it personal: we want to hear the impacts of your initiatives on your own organization.

  • Back it up with data

    We love data, so where possible, provide specific metrics to quantify your achievements. You can include testimonials from your team to support your submission with stronger proof points.

  • Think about the judges

    Specific judging criteria is listed on each Award entry page, so cross-reference your entry with the details to make sure you have the best possible chance. Each category panel has a mix of senior leaders from Remote, as well as leading influencers in the field of remote working (they know what they’re talking about, so you should focus on outcomes over theory).