The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. An awards event will conclude BRAC’s Big Think program, as part of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 19.

“The goal of Baton Rouge area Companies to Watch is to recognize companies in the region who have conquered the startup stage and are viable, going concerns,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC president and CEO. “Closing the day honoring second-stage companies will demonstrate to entrepreneurs what success looks like.”

To qualify, a company must be privately held with between six and 99 full-time employees in 2013; achieved revenues between $750,000 and $50 million in 2013 and be headquartered in the nine-parish Capital Region. A panel of business leaders from around the region will review applications and determine award recipients.

Details about the awards, eligibility requirements and an application can be found at