Forbes is looking for the next 1,000 bold entrepreneurs
by Kesi Stribling, ATS Editor
Forbes Magazine has issued a call for nominations for the Next 1000, which will celebrate “bold and inspiring entrepreneurs on their way to great success,” according to the official announcement. From small business startups to self-funded ventures, winners will be featured on the cover of future issues of Forbes magazine.
Nominees are welcome from across the country and from every industry. The intention is to celebrate the resilience of diverse ventures that continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic successfully and grow their businesses. Successful candidates are “proof-positive that American entrepreneurship remains resilient, vibrant and ever-changing.”
Call for nominations: Forbes Next 1000 is recognizing resilient entrepreneurs “who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today, especially in the ‘new normal’.” #AskTheStrategistTweet
An impressive group of judges will select the winners of the Next 1000, including Jean Case, CEO of the Case Impact Network; Ayesha Curry, Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author; Mellody Hobson, Co-President of Ariel Investments and Vice Chairman of Starbucks; Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner of Cowboy Ventures; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; and, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback.
Eligibility: Nominees have to be in business for at least one year and operate full-time, part-time, or as a side-hustle. Maximum annual revenue – financial and Series A funding – is $10 million.
- Nominee’s business model
- Company’s impact
- Nominee’s personal story
The original nomination deadline: December 13, 2020.
Note: the deadline has been extended, however the new date has not been posted, so get your nominations in now.
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