Judging 2023


/// The Judges of 2023

Rupal Patel

Author of CIA to CEO,

MBA & startup coach

Mark Wright

Apprentice Winner,

Digital Marketing Specialist

Áine Rogers

Director, UKI Small Business, Cisco

Saalim Chowdhury

Managing Director, Techstars London

AMELIA - The hustle awards

Amelia Sordell

Founder of Klowt

Shammi Raichura - The hustle awards

Shammi Raichura

Operations Lead at Uber

Amali de Alwis

CEO at Subak

Griselda Togobo

CEO, Author & Consultant

Simon Squibb

Investor & Chief Purpose Officer at

The Purposeful Project

Jarvis Smith

Co-Founder of My Green Pod

Sam Jones

Founder of Gener8

Tennessee Watt

Brand Marketing Manager at Google

Sanj Surati

Tiger Heart, Digital Atelier

Steph Melodia

CEO & Founder of Bloom

Lisa Eaton

Founder of Fabric Academy

Tania Diggory

Founder and Director of Calmer

/// The Judging Process

The awards have a specially curated judging panel, featuring a cross-section of business specialists, relevant to the award category. We go to great lengths to ensure each panel has both expertise and diversity, so that every entry can be assessed accurately and from a mix of viewpoints.

/// Step 1 – Initial scoring:

The judges for each award review and independently score every entry in their allocated category on our online judging platform, paying close attention to the criteria laid out on the entry form. The highest scoring entries from Step 1 will be put through to Judging Day.

/// Step 2 – Scoring review and shortlist selection:

The judges come together on Judging Day – 11 May to discuss each entry in depth, after which, they again independently score each entry. The highest scoring entries are then shortlisted & the winners decided.

/// The scoring:

The transparency and security of the judging process is hugely important to us. All scores are collated, verified to avoid anomalies, and then averaged to determine the winner. The Hustle Awards team supervises the judging process to identify and avoid any risk of bias and judges are asked to sign NDA’s and recuse themselves where they have a personal or professional interest.