Each year for twelve years, Michigan entrepreneurs have vied for the opportunity to be recognized as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. This dynamic program opens up new worlds for Michigan’s successful entrepreneurs, by introducing them to each other and customers, suppliers, legislators, expert resources, and relationships around the state. The program kicks off September 1 with companies from around the state in every industry being nominated for the innovation and growth that makes them “worth watching.”
Entrepreneurs are welcome to nominate their own companies. Business bankers, CPAs, attorneys, and other professionals are encouraged to nominate their exceptional clients. Consider your customers and suppliers – among them is a company that would be exciting “to watch.”
Your nomination can put a deserving second-stage growth company in the spotlight. Each year 50 second-stage Michigan companies are selected for the impact they make in their markets, in their communities and in the state. We’re looking for companies that are notable for their marketplace performance, innovation, philanthropy and empowered employees.
The 2016 awards will be presented at the 13th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) event on Thursday, May 5, in Lansing. This prestigious event attracts an audience of 1,000 and has played a key role in supporting and recognizing the achievements of Michigan’s new economy businesses from all parts of the state.
Among the recipients of the 2015 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch awards, are Algal Scientific, BEET Analytics, Histosonics, and Varsity News Network – all companies that have gone through the NEF Coaching Team process or were coached by NEF for Michigan Growth Capital Symposium or Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. A complete list of award winners can be found on the event website at http://www.michigancelebrates.biz/the-event/2015-award-winners/