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2017 Award Application

2017 Colorado Companies to Watch Award Application

Application Deadline is February 26, 2017 at Midnight MT

Completing this application enters your company into a pool of candidates for the prestigious Colorado Companies to Watch Award recognizing 50 high-growth, 2nd-stage companies. You do not have to be nominated to complete an application. You can apply directly.

There are two rounds of judging. Preliminary Judging selects up to 100 top finalists. These finalists will be provided with a notification for a second round application. The second round application will ask about the company’s pivotal moments, impact in the community, obstacles to growth, culture and more.
 
The 50 Winners are then selected by a judging panel of industry, non-profit and government leaders from Colorado. The information you provide is used by the judging panel to select awardees. If your company is selected, some parts of your application may be used for publicity purposes, including a profile about your company in ColoradoBiz Magazine highlighting the program in June 2017. If your application contains information that should not be used in that manner, please check the Do Not Disclose box in the corresponding section.
 
The judging panel that will review this information is subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Code of Conduct. Both must be signed prior to viewing any application information. Members of the Colorado Companies to Watch staff will process this information and are under strict confidentiality terms.
 
If you have questions, please contact us at CCTW@coloradocompaniestowatch.org. Thank you.
 

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for selection as one of the Colorado Companies to Watch Awardees, the enterprise must meet the following for the year ending 2016.

  1. Be privately held (not publicly traded and not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  2. Be a commercial enterprise not a nonprofit
  3. Be past the startup stage
  4. Be facing issues of growth, not survival
  5. Employ 6 to 99 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner
  6. Have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place from investors or grants in 2016. For purposes of this award, revenue includes sales receipts as well as equity investments, grants and other forms of funding in 2016 that were used as working capital. 
  7. Be headquartered in the state of Colorado
  8. Have not won this award in the past
  9. Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on evidence such as:
    • Employee or sales growth
    • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success
***These eligibility requirements cannot be modified***

Application

Please complete the following application, in full, to be considered as a 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch.

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All communications from Colorado Companies To Watch (CCTW) are sent from CCTW@ColoradoCompaniesToWatch.org. Please make sure this email id is in your safe senders list. We recommend you do this before you complete the application. You will receive an email confirming your application form was submitted. If you do not see it within 10 minutes, please look in your spam folder.

2017 Award Application

Selected Finalist

Winner

Verify Eligibility. Answer for Fiscal Year 2016:

Based on these answers, we are sorry to say you are not eligible for the Colorado Companies to Watch award. If you would like to discuss this with a member of program management or our executive committee director responsible for the nomination/application process, please contact us at cctw@coloradocompaniestowatch.org or 719.299.1890.

Based on these answers, we are sorry to say you are not eligible for the Colorado Companies to Watch award. If you would like to discuss this with a member of program management or our executive committee director responsible for the nomination/application process, please contact us at cctw@coloradocompaniestowatch.org or 719.299.1890.

This includes part-time workers. If you have two 1/2-time workers, together they equal one FTE.

1. Company Name and Contact Information

Name of Company*
Legal Name of Company*
Address 1 *
Address 2
City*
State
Zip Code*
County*

2. Contact Information of Highest Ranking Official

Designation*
First Name*
MI
Last Name*
Title*
Email*
Phone Number*
Ext.

3. Primary Contact Information

Please designate who you would like CCTW to contact within your organization.
Designation*
First Name*
MI
Last Name*
Title*
Email*
Phone Number*
Ext.

4. About the Company

NAICS Codes

To assist you with identification of the NAICS Codes for your business, we've provided lookups by code number and description. NAICS industry codes define establishments based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged.

Following you can provide up to 4 NAICS Codes for your business. Only one is required.

NAICS Code Lookup