Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NCCTW Nominations Deadline Extended to March 5 for Select Companies

While the deadline to nominate companies has officially passed, we are extending the deadline through Monday, March 5th to anyone nominating companies that meet the following criteria:
  • Have company headquarters outside of the Research Triangle
  • Are women- or minority-owned businesses
  • Are in under-represented fields including manufacturing, engineering, agriculture/food production, life sciences
 Nominations can be made by any individual by filling out this online form.

Companies must still meet the full criteria:
  • Be privately held (not publicly traded and not a subsidiary or division of another company).
  • Be a commercial enterprise, not a nonprofit.
  • Be past the startup stage.
  • Be facing issues of growth, not survival.
  • Employ 6 to 99 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner.
  • Have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place from investors or grants. 
  • Be headquartered in North Carolina.
  • Have not won this award in the past.
  • 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 
For more information, you may visit www.cednc.org/ncctw.