Award Requirements

Suggest a deserving Arizona company that exhibits our hallmark traits of ethics, energy, and excellence in entrepreneurship for a Spirit of Enterprise award.

We consider nominations based on the following criteria:
  • A for-profit enterprise
  • Incorporated, headquartered, or has a majority of its business operations in Arizona
  • A minimum of three years in business
  • Three or more full-time employees
  • Founder of company is still with company, not recently acquired by another company or sold
To be considered, companies must be able to demonstrate:
  • Profitability over the last three years combined (not three consecutive years)
  • Outstanding achievement in business
  • Social impact on Arizona community as a core part of business operations
  • Innovation in products, services, or operations

Company founder does not need to be an ASU alumnus, or have any affiliation with the university to be considered.

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