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Do you know a Company Worth Watching?

Is it You?

These companies have real stories to tell. We want to hear them.

2nd Stage companies hold a unique place in our economy.

Through their leadership, innovation, and growth, they ignite our communities with potential beyond measure. They are fueling the economic fire.

Support Colorado’s 2nd Stage companies by nominating or applying today and shining the spotlight on those that truly deserve it.

The Colorado Companies to Watch nomination process is quick and easy, and takes just a few minutes.

Applications are Open!!!

Please read the Eligibility Criteria below.

2021 Award Application

Selected Finalist

Winner

Verify Eligibility. Answer for Fiscal Year 2020. These are required to be eligible for this award:

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

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.

1. Company Name and Contact Information

Name of Company*
Legal Name of Company*
Address 1 *
Address 2
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. Enter the number to provide a description OR enter a description to provide a NAICS Code. Wait a moment to have the corresponding description or number display.

NAICS industry codes define establishments based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged. Following you can provide up to 4 NACIS 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.

Percentage of Physical Assets Should Sum to 100%. Please adjust.

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 2019. Projections in 2020 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.

2017 Full Time Employees
2017 Part Time Employees
2017 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)
2018 Full Time Employees*
2018 Part Time Employees*
2018 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
2019 Full Time Employees*
2019 Part Time Employees*
2019 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
2020 Full Time Employees*
2020 Part Time Employees*
2020 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*

To be eligible, the company cannot have more than 99 FTEs for fiscal year ending 2019. Please adjust your entry if it is incorrect; otherwise, we regret to say you are not eligible to apply.

To be eligible, the company must have a minimum of 6 FTEs for fiscal year ending 2019. Please adjust your entry if it is incorrect; otherwise, we regret to say you are not eligible to apply.

2021 Full Time Employees (Projected)*
2021 Part Time Employees (Projected)*
2021 Combined Annual Full Time Equiv. (Full Time + Part Time / 2)*
Explain significant variances in employee counts, especially in the current and projected years.
We respect the information you share with us. Let us know what you are comfortable with us sharing publicly.
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.)
2017 Contractors
2018 Contractors
2019 Contractors
2020 Contractors
2021 Contractors (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 2019. Projections in 2020 may be beyond $50 million.

2017 $
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
2021 $ (Projected)
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Source of Receipts

Estimate the percentage (%) of your current working capital that comes from the following sources for 2019 and estimate for 2020. IMPORTANT...Enter the PERCENTAGE (NOT THE ACTUAL AMOUNTS). If 100% of your receipts are from sales, enter 100 in Receipts.

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

Your 2019 receipts source allocations cannot exceed 100%. Please adjust.

Your 2019 receipts source allocations should equal 100%. Please adjust.

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

Your 2020 receipts source allocations cannot exceed 100%. Please adjust.

Your 2020 receipts source allocations should equal 100%. Please adjust.

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 2020 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

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for selection as one of the Colorado Companies to Watch, the enterprise must meet the following criteria for the previous year:

  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.
  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