Phase 1 of the Later Stage Award is to be filled out by GCCA member clusters. You may nominate a total of 10 companies. These companies must be members of your cluster to be eligible for nomination. The GCCA expects that cluster managers notify their companies they plan to nominate them and gain the company agreement before filling out the form. The GCCA defers that informative responsibility to the cluster. Companies that did not win in previous years may be nominated again.
The Phase 2 of the awards submission is conducted via the KeyStone Compact Method. Clusters paying the member fee will receive an access code good for 10 free submissions. Using the code, cluster nominated companies will submit their answers in the KeyStone Compact Survey and receive instant feedback on their score and where they fit in the investability matrix. NOTE: this score does not show companies if they are in the Later Stage Award Top 30 or in the Top 10. The GCCA Top 30 and Top 10 are evaluated and selected by the GCCA Judging panel who are renown Cleantech investors.
Companies nominated by clusters paying the GCCA member fee receive free access to the Phase 2 Keystone Compact Survey. All other companies nominated by clusters that are not paying a GCCA member fee will be asked to pay USD 50 for a one-time use of the KeyStone Compact license.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Nominations for the 2014 Later Stage Awards are now closed. Submissions for the 2015 awards will begin in March 2015.