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Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria

The 2013 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held May 23, 2013. Nominations will close February 8, 2013 at 5PM EST.


2013 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Awards

Nomination Criteria

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductee Criteria

Founder (or Entrepreneur)

  • Individual must be an alumnus/a of Florida International University's College of Business Administration.
  • Business must have been operational for a minimum of 5 years and have significant revenues and profit growth over the last five years.
  • Individual must have a history of significant entrepreneurial activity.
  • Individual must have been founder or key member of start up team.
  • Business must have at least 5 or more employees.


Builder (or Intrapraneur)

  • Individual must be an alumnus/a of Florida International University's College of Business Administration.
  • Business must have been operational for a minimum of 5 years and have significant revenues and profit growth over this period.
  • Individual must have been instrumental in either the turnaround or the growth of an established business.
  • Individual must be a part of the Executive Management Team, preferably "C level".
  • Business must have at least 100 or more employees.


Young Alumni Entrepreneur  

  • Individual must be an alumnus/a of Florida International University's College of Business Administration no more than 5 years ago.   
  • Business must have been operational for a minimum of one year and a minimum net revenue of $200,000.


Nominees also will be required to answer questions pertaining to the following:

  • Personal Integrity and Influence
  • Company History/Role of Nominee
  • Management Philosophy
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Degree of difficulty