The Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill, courage and determination it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. It not only celebrates entrepreneurs, but highlights their importance to our region’s economy. Here’s to the risk takers and history makers!
Entrepreneur of the Year
Awarded to the entrepreneur who was 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 nontechnical entrepreneur whose focus is in the retail, arts, entertainment, or culinary industry and has a proven track record for sustainability.
Intrapreneur of the Year
Awarded to an innovator who is currently located within a company. The innovator must have an innovation that could stand alone and be developed outside of the current company.
WBC 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.
Awarded to an entrepreneur, who has applied for nomination, with the most votes by the community. The winner will be determined through a social media campaign by the people for the people.
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.
All applications will be judged by a panel of independent entrepreneurs, successful business leaders, investors, and community advocates. Applications are judged on merit only derived from the information submitted in the application spanning company overview, strategic direction, future growth, and community involvement. No reference to external considerations will be made. All information will be kept confidential and winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurial Awards on March 3, 2017.