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Thank you to all the other VCs, peak body organisations, media, universities, community and industry groups helping bring this to life.
If you would like to support the project, please reach out to hello@mystartupgig.com
Startups work hard to create exceptional workplaces.

We thought it was time to recognise those that go the extra mile.

So, we're running the first Australia-wide search for the top startup workplaces in Australia. It's a mammoth task, and we're glad to have all sorts of industry partners to bring it to life - VC, government bodies, and industry stakeholders.

We will begin receiving nominations on 1 April 2023.

The Report

Startups submit one application to be featured across each sub-list.

Top Startups Report

A 100-to-1 style list of the top startup employers in Australia. The most comprehensive guide to the best places to work in the country.

The list is broken down into further smaller lists based on company stage and sector. 

For example, the 'Top 10 early-stage agriculture startups'.

Top Startups for Grads

Startups are a great place to start your career. Here are the best startups for grads.

Top Startups for Women

The top startups for women in Australia. These startups have demonstrated excellence in their approach to improving gender equality in the startup space.


A deep-dive into each startup finalist and their employee value proposition. It's time we show people how great startup workplaces are.


Nominate your startup
Someone from your company fills out the 1-minute form confirming you are an Australian startup.


We invite startups to participate in the report.


Written submission
Someone from your team fills out a short submission, in which you provide information around the company, your employee benefits and policies.

Answers remain confidential. We assess your answers against other startups' to determine a ranking.

The submission should take no more than 15 minutes. Check out the FAQs for more information.


Team survey

We will give you a survey link to send to your team.  Check out the FAQs fore more information.

The survey will take 2 minutes for each person to fill out.



We compile and review the answers according to the assessment rubric, prepare the report, and post individual features on each finalist on our website.

We then send each startup a summary report of where they compare against other startups.

How it works

1. Someone from your startup (most likely, whoever is in charge of talent/HR) fills out a 5-minute form to nominate your startup.

2. If your startup makes the shortlist, you will need to pay an entrance fee of $200.

2. We will send you a survey link to share with your company. The questions are along the lines of 'How likely are you to recommend X as an employer', or 'From 1 to 10, how supportive is your workplace'?.
We will stop accepting survey responses on 16 December 202
3. We compile the results, our judges get together and we rank the startups

Important things to note

- The more people that respond to the questionnaire (as a % of your startup), the stronger the entry

What do you get?

- The more people that respond to the questionnaire (as a % of your startup), the stronger the entry

Eligibility criteria

1. Someone from your startup

Important dates

16 December 2022: We stop accepting entries

30 February 2022: We produce the inaugural Top Startup Employers list for 2022
Our guide to getting a startup job is written by folks from:


How much does it cost to apply?
We're going through a tricky period - I am worried about the results
What do I get out of this?
How does the assessment work?
Can you give me an example of how my startup might look on the website if we end up getting featured?
But what if we're a small company?
How do you handle our data?
Do you account for larger and smaller sample sizes?
Who can apply?
How many employees have to complete the survey?
For any further enquiries, contact hello@mystartupgig.com
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