What are the Scale Up North Awards?

Traverse Connect’s annual Scale Up North Awards competition is committed to bolstering and encouraging the scalability of businesses in the Grand Traverse Region. The Scale Up North Awards recognize and celebrate the vibrant and varied companies doing business “up north”, their achievements, and their impact on the community and economy. After several rounds of opportunity to showcase their work, two businesses are selected by a panel of judges and crowned as winner of one of two Scale Up North award categories. We look forward to celebrating the incredible entrepreneurs who make our community thrive!

Who should apply?

Businesses in the technology, creative, manufacturing, and traded industries are strongly encouraged to apply. Your business must demonstrate a commitment to growth and scalability, and offer year-round employment opportunities. Your business must be a for-profit company and be headquartered in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Leelanau or Benzie counties. If you’d like to gain recognition for the work that you do, we want to hear from you!

If you have any questions about Scale Up North please contact Camille Hoisington at: camille.hoisington@traverseconnect.com

Award Categories

There are two award categories in the Scale Up North Awards. The Emerging Business Award is focused on supporting businesses in the startup phases of growth that have been in business less than five years and have three or more full-time employees. The Hagerty Scaling Business Award is focused on supporting scaling businesses with demonstrated growth, that have been in business more than five years, have upwards of $500K in annual revenue, and have up to 150 employees. The winning businesses will each receive an awesome prize package valued at $23,000 and $41,000 in cash and in-kind services for the Emerging and Scaling categories, respectively.

Apply by Clicking the Link Below!

Scale Up North Awards 2022 Application


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