Award Application

2024 Applications are Now Open!

Do you know a Company Worth Watching?


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Note: The application deadline is March 13th!

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Remember to be thorough in your responses, competition is tough! CCTW has received a lot of nominations this Award Season!


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Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners
Colorado Companies to Watch Partners

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.

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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 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

Award Application

We’ll announce the 2024 Winners in June.

2024 Award Application

Selected Finalist


Verify Eligibility. Answer for Fiscal Year 2023. 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

1. Company Name and Contact Information

2. Contact Information of Highest Ranking Official

3. Primary Contact Information

Please designate who you would like CCTW to contact within your organization.

4. About the Company

5. Financial Information