Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards Nominations and Application Period Opens June 5th. 




About the Program

The FW inc. Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards program recognizes and honors entrepreneurial owners of private companies in the Greater Fort Worth area.

These individuals have distinguished themselves by leading their company’s exceptional sales and profit growth, ethical business practices, innovation, perseverance and community involvement. 

These leaders truly set the standard for entrepreneurial excellence in their respective industry categories and the Greater Fort Worth community.

Once nominated for this prestigious award all candidates complete a confidential online application form which includes a three-year financial history of the company’s performance, personal and business biographical information and four short essays (approx. 250 words) that describe:

  • Their personal journey to entrepreneurial success
  • How their company was created and its unique business strategy
  • Innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities
  • The company’s culture and contributions back to the community


All applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges and must reasonably fit into one of the following 13 award categories to be considered:

  • Architecture
  • Supporter of Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Services
  • Residential Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Media, Communications & Public Relations
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Commercial Construction
  • Transportation & Logistics


Three finalists will be selected from each category to be profiled in a special edition of FW Inc. magazine and attend the FW Inc. Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards Banquet in January of 2018. One finalist from each category will win this year’s award and the associated recognition, trophy and benefits.

*Candidates may be nominated by other people or themselves.

*All nominations must be received no later than September 22, 2017 to be eligible.

**If you have any questions or problems, please contact Tony Ford at Email: [email protected] - Phone: 817-832- 5696