Solcium Solar has progressed through the first two rounds of GrowFL’s nomination process to be named an honoree for the 2022 Florida Companies to Watch. This prestigious award – now in its twelfth year – honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.
Solcium Solar was nominated for this award by the sitting Chair of GrowFl’s Board of Directors, which showcases the impact that Solcium is making in both the industry and the community. Solcium owners, Michelle Solano and Gustavo Panosso, invest their heart and soul into this endeavor; however, they credit their team of innovative changemakers for the organization’s tremendous success. “Michelle and I are so very proud of our team,” states Gustavo Panosso. “This award is not only a recognition of the team’s previous accomplishments but also an indicator that our business will continue to thrive as a disruptor within the renewable energy industry – leading the charge on best practices and igniting change.”
Together, the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent nearly 2,000 jobs and generate over $430 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 40-percent in revenue and 18-percent in employment by the end of 2022.
The 50 Honorees were selected from over 400 nominations across the state to be named a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch. Solcium Solar now joins the exclusive list of 550 second-stage companies across the state that have been recognized since 2011.
“This group of business owners represents the remarkable second-stage businesses operating across the state of Florida,” said Jennifer Taylor, President, and CEO of GrowFL. “They demonstrate the agility, perseverance and innovation needed to take their business to the next level. GrowFL is proud to support Florida’s second-stage entrepreneurs and help to play a part in recognizing their success. We look forward to celebrating these innovative companies as they continue to grow and have a significant impact on Florida’s economy.”
GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent a unique group of scalable, high-growth enterprises that are already located within Florida. To qualify for the award, companies must have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million in 2021.
Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”
The Honorees for this year’s award will be celebrated at a state-wide ceremony in February. For the list of all honorees, visit: https://growfl.com/congratulations-honorees/
GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage. Website: https://www.growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.