Welcome to the Acceleration for All Awards! #TheAffies

This is a celebration around founders making an impact at the start of their journey. We recognize how talent comes from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures. That is why the AFA Awards are here to offer support and funding to our winners!

We’re in the business of business growth

ViewSonic and Hustle Fund believe in bringing more tools, funding and resources to great founders like you. Meet the team behind this startup awards program.

This year’s categories

Winners are chosen from the following 5 categories:

People’s Choice

This award will be decided by you, our community. What product excites you? Which founder or team has the hustle to bring their company from a screen into reality? You decide.

Best Consumer

Some founders see the world through the eyes of individuals. There are lots of products out there, but this award goes to the one that not only fills a need in the market but will make the world a better place, one buyer at a time.

Best B2B

Supporting and empowering businesses is the name of the game. The winner of this category will be a product or service that provides an innovative solution that businesses cannot live without.

Best Creator

The creator economy has taken off like a rocket and with it, a whole new category of products that support the creators of the world. This category will be awarded to the founder with the best tool for the job.

Best Crypto

Crypto is an integral part of our field these days and we’re mining to uncover the best builders in this space.

People’s Choice

This award will be decided by you, our community. What product excites you? Which founder or team has the hustle to bring their company from a screen into reality? You decide.

Best Consumer

Some founders see the world through the eyes of individuals. There are lots of products out there, but this award goes to the one that not only fills a need in the market but will make the world a better place, one buyer at a time.

Best B2B

Supporting and empowering businesses is the name of the game. The winner of this category will be a product or service that provides an innovative solution that businesses cannot live without.

Best Creator

The creator economy has taken off like a rocket and with it, a whole new category of products that support the creators of the world. This category will be awarded to the founder with the best tool for the job.

Best Crypto

Crypto is an integral part of our field these days and we’re mining to uncover the best builders in this space.

AFA Awards Calendar

See all the important dates for the 2022 awards season:

10/6 - 11/15

AFA submissions are open!

11/15, AFA application deadline

11/16 - 12/1

Judges review 1st round submissions

12/1, 100 semifinalists announced

12/1 - 12/8

Semifinalists video pitch

12/8, video submission deadline

12/8 - 12/15

Judges review 2nd round video submissions

12/15, 20 finalists will be selected

12/15 - 1/11

Finalists announced and People's Choice voting opens

 

1/12

The AFA Awards Ceremony

Join us for an entertaining event and find out who wins

What you can get!

Kick-start your dream

Hustle Fund invests in hilariously early startups. Win in any AFA category to choose between a seed investment of $10,000 at set terms or 6 weekly advisory meetings to tap into the teams’ extensive expertise.
 

Boost your productivity

ViewSonic is a visual solution provider with over 30 years of experience in innovation. Along with the contributions from Hustle Fund, ViewSonic is giving winners a chance to choose up to $6,000 worth of productivity displays from among our Workspace Collection.

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