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2023 NEXT Awards Application

May 31

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is honored to host the 2023 NEXT Awards to celebrate each of you – entrepreneurs in Middle Tennessee who are transforming industries and making our world better.

As part of the show, we will be awarding companies in six industry categories in each of the following stages:

  • Startup – Companies with up to $1M in revenue
  • Market Mover – Companies with revenues between $1M and $8M
  • Market Leader – Companies with revenues of $8M and above

We will also be awarding two Individual Awards:

  • Entrepreneur of 2023
  • Emerging Entrepreneur of 2023

Qualifications (please read these carefully):

  • Headquartered in Middle Tennessee
  • Founder of company must still be actively involved with the company
  • Proven growth, success and some level of scale
  • Must have made a significant impact within past 12 months
  • Must be a for-profit company
  • *If you won an award in 2022, you are not eligable to apply in the same category and revenue stage for 2023.

Applications close May 31, 2023, at 11:59pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted. You must fill out all of the information below in order to be considered.


Apply through this link: https://www.ec.co/next-awards/


Nashville Entrepreneur Center
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
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