2018 Future50 Application

About the Program:

The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing, mid-sized companies. Winners in large “Blue Chip” and small “Emerging Growth” categories will also be announced. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. Winners are profiled in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a blacktie optional awards gala. Every event we have a new theme!

In 2017, SmartCEO will honor Future 50 Winners in the following markets: Baltimore, Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, January/February and Boston and Charlotte.

Who Should Apply? Companies applying to the 2017 Future 50 Awards must meet the following criteria:

  • Companies must be headquartered in one of the following metro markets: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
  • Companies must have experienced steady and/or significant growth over the past three full fiscal years
  • Companies must generate a minimum of $5 million ($10 million for DC) in annual revenue. Companies generating less than $5 million ($10 million for DC) in annual revenue will be placed in the Emerging Growth Category. •

Applicants must hold a top leadership role in their company (chairman, CEO, president, owner, executive director of a nonprofit) for at least one year.

• Applicants must provide detailed and tangible accounts about the challenges, successes and strategy behind leading a company during fast growth.


Benefits of Sharing your Story with SmartCEO:

PRINT: Each Future 50 Award winner will be profiled in an issue of SmartCEO magazine and online at smartceo.com for a combined audience of more than 100,000 CEOs and C-level executives. Your responses to the essay questions below will be used to judge your submission. Any and all information you provide (with the exception of revenue numbers) may appear in print as part of your profile in SmartCEO magazine and at smartceo.com.

VIDEO: SmartCEO will also capture each winner on camera at a video shoot in Feburary. Clips from each winner’s video interview will be future 50 awardsplayed at the awards event.

EVENT: Winners will have a chance to network with their successful peers and other industry leaders at the awards ceremony.

DIGITAL: Media benefits: Video, social, online and print promotion lend longevity, credibility and market recognition to the program. Your company will be showcased on smartceo.com with over 700,000 unique visitors annually.

Nomination Process:

There is no cost to apply. If you are selected as an award winner it is mandatory that you attend the event and pay a registration fee, which is applied to the winner’s ticket to attend the event.

Click Here to nominate a company!

Below are Links to previous years events: