Applications are Open!

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch is an annual awards celebration that recognizes second-stage companies headquartered in Florida for innovation, community involvement, leadership, and growth. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is a unique way to honor the companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. Since 2011, 550 companies across the state have been recognized as Honorees!

There is no cost to participate in this awards program. All industries are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for this award, companies must meet the following for the year ending 2021:  

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

Applications are closed.

Check back next year to apply for the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Award.

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