Center for Entrepreneurship - Award Requirements

Award Requirements

Nominate a deserving Arizona company that exhibits our hallmark traits of Ethics, Energy, and Excellence in Entrepreneurship for a Spirit of Enterprise award. Each year, we honor winners in six categories; you may select up to three categories in your nomination.

General Requirements

  • A for-profit enterprise
  • Incorporated, headquartered, or has a majority of its business operations in Arizona
  • Three or more full-time employees or partners

When submitting a nomination, please supply:

  • Your contact information
  • Company contact information and its CEO/President
  • Nominating categories
  • Reason for nomination

Awards and Requirements

The Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

  • A minimum of four years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last three years combined (not three consecutive years of profitability)
  • Qualifies as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

The Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award

  • A minimum of four years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last three years combined (not three consecutive years of profitability)
  • Demonstration of outstanding achievement in business

The Overcoming Adversity Award

  • A minimum of four years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last three years combined (not three consecutive years of profitability)
  • Demonstration of facing and overcoming a challenge

The Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award

  • A minimum of four years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last three years combined (not three consecutive years of profitability)
  • Demonstration of innovation in products, services, or operations

The Emerging Enterprise Award

  • A minimum of three years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees or partners
  • Demonstration of innovation and growth

The Student Entrepreneur Award

  • A W. P. Carey student enrolled in any W. P. Carey degree program in the calendar year of the award (2014)
  • A minimum of one year in business
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Three full-time employees or partners are not required

Contact Us

Center for Entrepreneurship
W. P. Carey School of Business
P.O. Box 874006
Tempe, Arizona 85287-4006
Phone: (480) 965-0474
Fax: (480) 727-6185
WPCEntrepreneurship@asu.edu