Nomination Criteria

Global Award

Global Award

The purpose of this award is to call attention to FIU's international reach by recognizing an FIU Business alumnus that leads a global organization or is a leader in a multi-national corporation with significant breadth and depth of responsibility and impact.

  • The recipient must be a global industry leader or C-level within their organization.
  • The person's role must encompass significant global impact or global responsibility
    within their organization.
  • The winner of this award also has the ability to represent and promote FIU on a global scale.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award

The purpose of this award is to celebrate FIU's spirit of innovation. The award highlights the contributions of an FIU Business alumnus whose creativity, inventions, products, concepts, processes, or technology is advancing the way people work or live their lives.

  • The individual must be a founder or key member of the startup team.
  • The business must demonstrate a sustainable ongoing model.
  • The innovation must demonstrate significant benefit to people, addresses market needs, or creates new
    markets through its creation.

Entrepreneurship Award

Entrepreneurship Award

The purpose of this award is to highlight FIU's strong support of entrepreneurial businesses by honoring an FIU alumnus whose tenacity, imagination, resourcefulness, business acumen, and commitment to excellence has created an enterprise that has tackled the risks and reaped the rewards of starting a venture.

  • Individual must be a founder or key member of the startup team, and possess a considerable history of entrepreneurial experience.
  • Business must have been operational for a minimum of 5 years and have had significant growth in revenues, profit, and/or market presence.
  • Business must have a minimum of 5 employees.

Young Alumnus Spotlight Award

Young Alumni Spotlight Award

The purpose of this award is to highlight FIU's strong support of entrepreneurial businesses by honoring an FIU alumnus whose tenacity, imagination, resourcefulness, business acumen, and commitment to excellence has created an enterprise that has tackled the risks and reaped the rewards of starting a venture.

  • This individual has graduated from the FIU College of Business within the last 10 years.
  • The purpose of this award is to highlight a young alumnus who's talent and career has
    demonstrated success and impact since graduation (Entrepreneurial, innovation, etc).
  • The recipient has shown outstanding achievement in his/her career/profession.

Growth Award

Growth Award

The purpose of this award is to demonstrate FIU's support of growing businesses by honoring an exceptional leader whose vision and leadership has successfully achieved the highest and most sustainable levels of growth, including sales, profit, geographical expansion, and/or acquisition.

  • The business must have been operational for at least 5 years and have significant revenue, profit and/or market growth over this period.
  • Individual must have been instrumental in either the turnaround or the growth of an established business through the successful implementation of a corporate growth strategy.
  • Individual must be a member of the executive management team.