Ready to apply?

It’s time to put your company in the spotlight! Companies from across the state and all industries are welcome to apply for the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards. Selection is based on steady growth in employee counts and revenue as well as strength in leadership, corporate culture, community support and philanthropy, innovation in management or technology, or other factors that contribute to an outstanding organization.

Click here to download a preview of the application. To be eligible to apply for the award, a company 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. 

1st Round Applications

Open in May! Companies submit 1st round applications.

Finalists Determined

Round 1 applications are reviewed by judges who determine Finalists.

2nd Round Applications

Finalists will be asked to complete a Round 2 Application.

50 Honorees Selected

Final judging by panel of past Honorees and entrepreneurial leaders.

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