THE NEXT AWARDS APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. GOOD LUCK!
GROWTH AND INNOVATION (2 categories for each industry)
Startup: Your company is new to the market and you are growing your team, your revenue, your product, your locations, etc.
Market Mover: You're an established company with experience and familiarity in your market.
1. Health Care
2. Social Enterprise & Sustainability
4. Digital Media & Entertainment
5. Products & Services
INTRAPRENEURIAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR:
You are an established company supporting innovation from within and harnessing your entrepreneurial spirit to grow internally. Whether it be a dedicated department or an individual, there is risk-taking and solution-making involved in intrapreneurship in order to solve a problem from inside a large company and move that company forward.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:
You are ahead of your time, constantly dreaming up ways to solve problems - big and small. Regardless of your age or experience, you have created a venture and seen traction.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:
You are an outstanding founder who has built and led your company while making an impact on the community as a whole. You think outside the box, you are open to new ways of solving old problems and you empower those around you through entrepreneurial leadership.
MENTOR OF THE YEAR:
You have vast expertise or experience that you believe is meant to be shared. As a well-versed business owner or executive, you have given significantly of your time to advise, support and prepare entrepreneurs to be successful in their own venture.
FUNDER OF THE YEAR:
Whether you're an individual or an organization, you have provided substantial investment for entrepreneurial growth in our region. Your support has made a considerable impact on startups individually and the startup community as a whole.
BUSINESS CULTURE AWARD:
Your office has probably never seen a cubicle, and there is something special about your team dynamics. Your organization is focused on cultivating relationships and empowering employees - employees who even look forward to coming into work on Monday morning. You don't follow a rule book, and your company is better because of it.
You are a market disruptor, forcing innovation upon your given industry and provoking change in a big way. You don't do it the way it's been done in the past, thus creating your own path and making things better for everyone.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:
You are representative of Nashville and embody the spirit of innovation - and people are noticing.