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2018 Colorado Companies to Watch Award Application

Application Deadline is Midnight February 25, 2018 MST

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 2018. 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.

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 2017.

  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 2017 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
Please note: Eligibility requirements cannot be modified

It’s not too late to nominate!
The deadline has been extended until February 7th, 2018.
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Apply for the 2018 Colorado Companies to Watch Award:

2018 Award Application

Selected Finalist

Winner

Verify Eligibility. Answer for Fiscal Year 2017:

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*

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

Enter the NAICS Codes for your business.

Company Ownership

Tell us about your company's ownership.

Company Physical Presence

Tell us about your company's physical presence.

Company Employment

Tell us about your company's employees.
Number of full time and part time employees (count seasonal workers as part time; do not include contract workers.)

Eligibility Requirements: The company must have between 6 to 99 full-time equivalents by year end 2017. Projections in 2018 may be beyond 99 full-time equivalents.

Combined totals are calculated for you as FTEs + (Part-time divided by 2). It is assumed that part-time is half-time.

2014 Full Time Employees
2014 Part Time Employees
2014 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)
2015 Full Time Employees
2015 Part Time Employees
2015 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)
2016 Full Time Employees*
2016 Part Time Employees*
2016 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
2017 Full Time Employees*
2017 Part Time Employees*
2017 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
2018 Full Time Employees (Projected)*
2018 Part Time Employees (Projected)*
2018 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
Explain significant variances in employee counts, especially in the current and projected years.
Contract Workers
Number of contract workers used by your company, annual full-time equivalent. (Do not include this information in the employee entries above. Contract workers include outsourced, temporary or leased workers who are not bona fide employees of your company.)
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018 (Projected)

5. Financial Information

Company's Total Annual Gross Receipts

Eligibility Requirements: The company must have between $750,000 to $50 million in revenue and/or working capital by the end of 2017. Projections in 2018 may be beyond $50 million.

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018 (Projected)

Source of Receipts

Estimate the percentage(%) of your current working capital that comes from the following sources: for 2017 and estimate for 2018:

Receipts
Grants
Equity Investments (including venture capital funding)
Other Financing
Receipts
Grants
Equity Investments (including venture capital funding)
Other Financing

6. Competitive Edge

Briefly describe how these properties differentiate your company from your competition. (You may include those held by principals or employees and used for commercial purposes by the company.)
Help us understand your market:

7. Company Strengths

8. Read the following, enter your initials below and click "Submit Application" to complete this application form.

By entering your signature (drawn or typed), you acknowledge that a signature reproduced by either digital signature, electronic signature, facsimile or photocopy shall have the same force and effect as an original signature and that the original and any such copies shall be deemed one and the same document, and that you are electronically signing this application form, and that you agree to be considered for a 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch award. The application is submitted electronically, and is provided under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act – Col. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-71.3-101 et seq.
Date
First Name
Last Name
Title
Email

Judging Information

*Required Field.

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