Join us for the hottest event of the season, celebrating what's NEXT in Nashville!
Brought to you by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center, the NEXT Awards recognize entrepreneurial-minded companies in Middle Tennessee - as well as the entrepreneurs who make a significant impact on our local economy - making Nashville one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business.
We know that 97 percent of businesses across America support 49 percent of the workforce - and in Tennessee, 67 percent of established companies have fewer than 20 employees. The NEXT Awards were designed to celebrate and honor these people and organizations.
All stages of businesses, from emerging startups to growth companies to well-established market movers, will be celebrated.
Companies will be awarded across five industry categories: digital media/entertainment; health care; social enterprise/sustainability; technology; and products/services.
Entrepreneurs will be scored by a panel of their peers. Judges will look to how each candidate:
• Demonstrates an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit
• Has launched a new product or service that has created jobs and added value for stakeholders
• Serves as a mentor and advocate for other local entrepreneurs
• Continues to enhance their product or service