We are a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state.

Pictured: 2022 Award Winners

2024 Annual Awards GalaCCTW_GALA

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Join us in Celebration of Companies Worth Watching!

Meet Our Finalists!

Put yourself in a room filled with the top business leaders in your community! Colorado Companies to Watch offers an evening of influence and network building as you join a community of key business and government influencers who come together from across the State of Colorado to recognize the most successful and fastest-growing companies in the state. It's a great place to increase your brand awareness, connect with executives and this year's winners, and actively support Colorado's economic drivers and innovators.

If you are a current or past winner of CCTW and would like to attend this event, get in touch with us today!

Colorado’s entrepreneurial community has built itself from scratch.

Pictured: 2023 Winner Shift Workspaces

Built from dreams, sacrifice, sweat, and sheer force.

Pictured: 2023 Winner True Anomaly

Built Colorado into an entrepreneurial powerhouse like no other.

Pictured: 2023 Winner GolfForever

Colorado’s entrepreneurial community has built itself from scratch.

Pictured: 2023 Winner Occasions Catering

2024 Nominations are OPEN!

Nominate Colorado companies that you know who are going and growing! Share the goodness.
Let's honor these great companies!

Nominate Fabulous Colorado Companies Today! >>>

2023 CCTW Winnners

2022 Winners

Our Community is Powerful

Colorado is already head-and-shoulders above the rest.
Meet the pioneers that are elevating us even higher.


Colorado’s most innovative, visionary, job-creating, impactful, and successful 2nd Stage entrepreneurs, actively growing their business and expanding their network.

  • Celebrating our 15th year
  • NOW 750+ winning companies
  • Totaling over $6 billion in revenue
  • Creating thousands of full-time jobs for Colorado
Corporate Partners

Forward thinking, high-profile corporations, civic businesses and influential media organizations committed to the Colorado ecosystem looking to support and connect with growing 2nd Stage businesses.

  • Dozens of leading companies in search of strategic partners, acquisitions, and customers
  • Representing a wide variety of industries
  • Bringing company leaders to high-impact networking opportunities throughout the year

Local chambers of commerce, city or county governments, and economic development organizations dedicated to supporting emerging industries in their local communities.

  • 34 Community & Supporting Partners
  • Connecting Winners to local government officials, business incentives and funding, education programs and more

High-quality professionals interested in connecting with future colleagues, clients, employees, suppliers and friends in business communities throughout the state.

  • Building relationships with over 600 organizations and 1,000 people
  • Helping energize Colorado’s economy with passion and dedication
  • Offering valuable skills and resources for the Colorado entrepreneurial community

Colorado Companies to Watch Award Cycle

Every year is a little different, but here are general timeframes.


& Applications Open


& Applications Close


Judges Deliberate
& Winners Chosen


Winners Announced
& Celebrated

Winners Enjoy  ->

  • Full Year of marketing support

  • Events & networking

  • Valuable business opportunities

Platinum Corporate Partners

JP Morgan Chase