Applications are open!

14th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

Ready to put your company on in the spotlight on this statewide stage?

Application Deadline is July 1, 2024

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch, a prestigious, annual awards program, recognizes second-stage companies based in Florida that showcase outstanding innovation, community involvement, leadership, and remarkable growth. Developed by the renowned Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is the ultimate stamp of recognition, showcasing the incredible achievements of second-stage businesses across the state.

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees aren’t your average companies; they are the true trailblazers, visionaries, bold innovators, and trendsetters. They have game-changing strategies, an electrifying company culture, and notable business growth shaping Florida’s economy. Since 2011, GrowFL has recognized over 600 companies as GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees. Take the chance to join the ranks of Florida’s top second-stage growth companies!

To be eligible to apply for the award, a company must meet the following for the year ending 2023: 

  • Be a privately held commercial enterprise headquartered in Florida (not publicly traded, subsidiary or division of another company or nonprofit)
  • Employ 6 to 150 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner
  • Have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants
  • Have not won this award in the past
  • Demonstrate intent and capacity to grow based on evidence such as employee or sales growth, exceptional leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, etc. 

Please note: GrowFL will collect a nominal fee of $99 to signify your investment and commitment to this prestigious and long-running awards program. This flat fee of $99 is non-refundable, please be sure to read the eligibility requirements carefully. Once registered, you will be prompted to answer the eligibility questions, if you’re eligible you will be able to move forward in the application process. If you have created an account in the past, log in with your email used. You can reset your password if needed.

Questions? Reach out to Hannah Metevia at [email protected].