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 Minority Enterprise Award

  • Qualifies as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • A minimum of three years in business
  • Three or more full time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last 3 years combined – a company does not have to have three consecutive years of profitability

The Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award

  • Demonstrated outstanding achievement in business
  • A minimum of four years in business
  • Three or more full time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last 3 years combined – a company does not have to have three consecutive years of profitability

The Social Impact Award

  • Demonstrated significant impact on Arizona community(ies) as a core part of business operations
  • A minimum of three years in business
  • Three or more full time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last 3 years combined – a company does not have to have three consecutive years of profitability

The Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award

  • Demonstration of innovation in products, services, or business operations
  • A minimum of three years in business
  • Two or more full time employees
  • Demonstrated profitability over the last 3 years combined – a company does not have to have three consecutive years of profitability

The Emerging Enterprise Award

  • Demonstration of innovation and growth
  • A minimum of two years in business
  • A for-profit business model
  • Three or more full time employees or partners

The Student Entrepreneur Award

  • A current ASU student enrolled in an ASU full time program
  • A minimum of one year in business
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0

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