Entrepreneur Awards Categories

These are new categories for 2018.  They will recognize the achievements since the beginning of 2017 of individual entrepreneurs and founding teams.  It doesn’t matter when their companies were started, but the nominations must focus on their achievements since the beginning of 2017.

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories for the 2018 ABAs will include

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2017

b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary of up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of the nominee since January 1 2017

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

D40. Founding Team of the Year
  a. Business Products Industries
  b. Business Services Industries
  c. Consumer Products Industries
  d. Consumer Services Industries

Entrepreneur of the Year (any member of the founding team of an organization may be nominated) 
D01. Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
D02. Aerospace & Defense
D03. Apparel, Beauty & Fashion
D04. Automotive & Transport Equipment
D05. Banking
D06. Business & Professional Services
D07. Chemicals
D08. Computer Hardware
D09. Computer Software
  a. Up to 500 Employees
  b. 500 or More Employees
D10. Computer Services
D11. Conglomerates
D12. Consumer Products - Durables
D13. Consumer Products - Non-Durables
D14. Consumer Services
D15. Diversified Services
D16. Electronics
D17. Energy
D18. Financial Services
D19. Food & Beverage
D20. Health Products & Services
D21. Hospitality & Leisure
D22. Insurance
D23. Internet/New Media
D24. Legal
D25. Manufacturing
D26. Materials & Construction
D27. Media & Entertainment
D28. Metals & Mining
D29. Non-Profit Organizations
D30. Pharmaceuticals
D31. Real Estate
D32. Retail
D33. Telecommunications
D34. Transportation
D35. Utilities