Friday, February 26th
The 6th Annual Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill, courage, and determination it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. The Awards have celebrated the hard work and inspiring stories of many outstanding North Alabama entrepreneurs doing great things in our community.
Remarkable entrepreneurs are equally driven by their “why” as they are by their motivation to succeed. Since 2016, The Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated the compelling stories of these individuals and their successes. Nominations are now OPEN for the 6th Annual Entrepreneur Awards coming up on February 26th. We hope you will join us and help us celebrate the entrepreneurs that are making a BIG impact on our community.
GOT SOMEONE IN MIND?
CLICK ON the below Nomination Form to nominate someone for the 6th Annual Entrepreneur Awards TODAY!
Nominated entrepreneurs and their business must live in the North Alabama area to be eligible. Self-nominations are accepted.
Nominations Close January 31st at 11:59pm
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the entrepreneur who has been in business for over three years and has a proven track record for sustainability, strategic direction, future growth and community involvement.
EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the entrepreneur who has been in business for one to three years and has a proven track record for sustainability with room for growth.
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a non-technical entrepreneur whose focus is in the retail, arts, entertainment, or culinary industry and has a proven track record for sustainability.
FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an outstanding female entrepreneur in the North Alabama Region. The winner of this award will be submitted to the Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year Award National Award by the Women’s Business Center.
VETERAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an outstanding military-veteran entrepreneur in the North Alabama Region.
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a school-aged entrepreneur, in K-12, that has started their entrepreneurial journey and business at a young age and is working toward their dream.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an entrepreneur award applicant with the most votes by the community. The winner will be determined through a social media campaign by the people for the people. Voting will take place online February 6-19, 2020. The voting will close at 11:59 PM on February 19th. A link will be posted on innovateHSV.com.
ENTREPRENEUR CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an individual who has a proven track record of championing for the entrepreneurial journey. This can be through volunteering, mentoring, investing, or collaborating.
NON-PROFIT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Non-Profit Entrepreneur of the Year – Although, non-profits received revenue differently from for-profits the leaders must be entrepreneurial minded to maintain and grow their non-profit organization. Awarded to a non-profit leader who has demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities by the growth and success of the organization for over three years.
COVID Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year
Celebrating Entrepreneurship in North Alabama. Here’s to the risk takers and history makers!