GrowFL Announces 2017 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists
Nebbia Technology Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor
Orlando, Fla. GrowFL has announced the 2017 Florida Companies to Watch finalists. The awards event – now in its sixth year – honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. More than 600 companies were nominated for this year’s award. The finalists collectively represent $598 million in annual revenue and employ 3,028 full-time equivalent employees.
The Florida Companies To Watch program consists of two rounds of selections. Nebbia Technology is one of the finalists selected to advance to the second round, where we will be further evaluated based on our performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services and processes, philanthropy and empowered employees.
“We applaud these first round finalists who have shown how they stand out in their regions as innovative business leaders, going to the next level to grow their companies. They are true rock stars,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Executive Director.
The Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. These high growth enterprises are an important segment of our economy and their numbers have been steadily increasing, which contributed to Florida’s ranking of 24 on the Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship. According to this report, “entrepreneurship is not a monolithic phenomenon, and it includes many moving parts. Creating new businesses is a different economic activity from running small businesses, which in turn is different from growing businesses.” Florida Companies to Watch recognizes the different approach needed to successfully grow and scale a business, and celebrates those that are working to achieve this goal.
2017 FLCTW First Round Finalists
Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies To Watch is a distinguished awards program specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”
The winners will be announced in MID July. The 2017 honorees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony October 14, 2017 at the Straz.
For more information visit www.GrowFL.com/flctw17.
About Nebbia Technology
Nebbia Technology is a software company that specializes in Azure-based solutions and DevOps best practices. We are DevOps experts will help your team get the most out of your tools and software development process. We are a cloud-first software company that focuses on Microsoft technologies. We build amazing products that leverage Azure while applying best practices in DevOps. We have a cloud-first focus and we partner with clients to help them move to the cloud and get the most out of their cloud investment. Learn more at www.NebbiaTech.com.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 250 successful entrepreneurs through the annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch. Learn more at www.GrowFL.com.