About GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch recognizes growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is a unique way to honor the companies who demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching.”

Now in its 11th year, GrowFL has celebrated the accomplishments of 500 Florida entrepreneurs, business owners, and their teams. We are excited to induct another 50 outstanding companies into the prestigious group of  GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees. The 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Celebration is presented by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.


Ready to tell us what makes your company
one to watch?


Applications will close on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm. 

After the closing date, applications will be judged by a select panel of economic development, education, and entrepreneurial leaders from throughout Florida to determine the finalists. Finalists will go through a due diligence process prior to being selected as an honoree of the 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Program.

  • Please note that the application process will not run on a mobile device. Please prepare to complete your application on a computer.
  • Chrome is the recommended browser for this application.
  •  Click Here to view a sample copy of the Application Form and Questions.


To be eligible to apply for the 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch award, a company must meet the following for the year ending 2020:

  • Be 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 entrepreneurial leadership
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success

To complete your application:

  1. If you have previously started or submitted a GrowFL FLCTW application, click Already have an account? and log in with the email and password used
    • If you have an account, but forget your password, click forgot password 
  2. If this is your first time, register to create your account.
    • You will use your desired email address as your username and make sure you are meeting all password requirements 
  3. Once logged in, you will be redirected to begin your application. 
    • You will also receive a confirmation email (that you used for your username) that gives you the link to resume completing your application if you choose to exit. You can also log in with your username and password. 
  4. As you move through the application sections, fully completed sections will turn gold. Others sections will remain green. 
  5. If you miss any required fields or data entries, you will receive an error message and will not be able to proceed until these are addressed. 
  6. Once fully submitted, you will not be able to go back and edit your entries.

Applications will close on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm.