Application Form of the Entrepreneur of the Year

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					     2008 Maryland Entrepreneur Awards
                                               Presented by

      Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Application Form
Complete this application and return it by mail to:
Maryland Entrepreneur Awards
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 104
Columbia, MD 21044

Or e-mail to

Name of Business Owner/Nominee
Company Name
Year Established
Business Address
Business Telephone                                    Business Fax
E- mail
Type of Business/Service
Signature                                             Date
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Nomination
(Please limit your responses to the suggested length; no handwritten entries will be accepted.)

1) Entrepreneurial Spirit:
Please describe the qualities that make you an outstanding entrepreneur and a good candidate for the
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 150 words or less.

2) Business Description:
Please tell your story in 250 words or less, including: (a) overview of your business methodology, technology/
process; (b) the inspiration or motivation that led to the creation of your company. How did the dream become a

3) Business Success:
In 250 words or less, please describe your company’s unique record of success and the challenges faced in
achieving it.
4) An Eye to the Future:
Keeping in mind the entrepreneurial spirit of this award, please describe, in 150 words or less, what long-term
goals/vision you have for yourself and/or your business.

5) Professional Affiliations, Achievements and Awards:
List all business and/or professional affiliations, achievements and awards, both past and present. You may
attach a separate page for the list.

6) Letters of Recommendation:
Each nominee should submit one, and no more than two letters of recommendation, each of which must be no
longer than one page in length. They should be submitted prior to the application deadline and sent to or Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite
104, Columbia, MD 21044.
            Maryland Entrepreneur Awards
                                               Presented by

                 Celebrating Marylanders With an Entrepreneurial Spirit

All winners will be recognized in Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly and The Business Monthly. Awards will
be presented at the Maryland Entrepreneur Award reception on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Hilton Garden Inn
in Ellicott City, Maryland.

    These awards are open to all Maryland business owners/entrepreneurs.
    Submitted information becomes the sole property of Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly.
      Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly and Star Hotels are not responsible for lost or delayed entries.
      Applicants will not be notified when their applications have been received.
      Final judging will be done by objective, independent parties.
      The decisions of the judges will be final.
    Finalists’ and winners’ names, pictures and stories may be used for future advertising, publicity, press
      releases, and publications such as magazines and books.

                                 The application deadline is August 22, 2008

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