Note for Nominators: The nomination deadline for the 2014 award has passed. You may use the form below to nominate a company for next year's program.

Nomination for Next Year's Award

Your nomination matters to your nominee. It means you've taken notice and want others to do the same. When you submit your nomination, an e-mail will be sent to your nominee naming you as nominator. If you wish to submit this nomination anonymously, check the box in Section 3.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for selection as one of the Colorado Companies to Watch, the enterprise must meet the following for the year ending 2014:

  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

1. Nominee's Contact Information

A. Name of Company You Are Nominating:  (Required)

B. Nominee's Highest Ranking Official (Owner, CEO, President, or Principal)

First, MI, Last
E-mail: (Required)
Web site:

C. Additional Contact Person

First, MI, Last
E-mail: (Recommended)

2. Your Nominee's Company Strengths

(optional, but recommended to give your nominee every advantage—your nominee will not receive this write-up)

In 200 words or less (approximately one-quarter page in length), describe the special strengths that illustrate why your nominee should be one of the Colorado Companies to Watch. Please note that this goes beyond the company's standard description. For example: Using the strengths below as a guide, you might explain what innovation makes the company a leader in its market; how does the company's products or services push it ahead of the competition; what unusual approach to managing and leading the company gives its leader an edge in running the business . . . essentially, what are the reasons for the company's high performance? When possible, justify your claims with specific examples. (If composing your statement in a word processor, copy and paste it into the text box below.)

The following list is provided to help you think about the company's strengths (feel free to consider others):

  • Revenue/Finances:
  • Demonstrated fast or high revenue growth
  • Evidence of potential revenue growth
  • Evidence of sustainable growth
  • Financial strength
  • Leadership:
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Management innovation
  • Visionary
  • Inspirational
  • Influential
  • Innovation:
  • Development of technology
  • Product innovation
  • Use of technology to enhance a traditional industry
  • Philanthropy/Awareness:
  • Social/community responsibility
  • Environmentally conscious practices
  • Competition:
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Entering new markets
  • Competitive environment
  • Customer service orientation
  • Mergers/acquisitions
  • Change in industry regulations
  • Creative marketing
  • Industry trends
  • Excellence in exporting
  • Human Resources:
  • Demonstrated fast or high growth in hiring
  • Evidence of potential for hiring
  • Innovative employee relations
  • Workforce advantages
  • Practices that promote diversity

3. Nominator's Endorsement and Contact Information

I believe my nominee qualifies for this award and deserves to be recognized. Please notify the company representatives that I have nominated them for this award. (To submit a nomination anonymously, check the box at the end of this section.)

Nominator Contact Information

First, MI, Last
Phone: ext.
Anonymous nomination? Check this box if you wish to submit this nomination anonymously. Your contact information will be used internally but will NOT be visible to your nominee.

4. Read the following, enter your initials below and click "Submit" to complete this nomination form

By entering your initials and clicking the submit button below,
you acknowledge that you are electronically signing this nomination form.
Your initials: (Required)
Date: 3/29/2015