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April 14, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Forbes still accepting nominations for its “Next 1000” list

Forbes is still seeking nominations for its “Next 1000” list, comprised of what the magazine describes as “bold and inspiring entrepreneurs on their way to great success. The ‘Next 1000’ list celebrates the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue start-ups who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today, especially in the ‘new normal.’ They are proof-positive that American entrepreneurship remains resilient, vibrant and ever-changing. We’re looking for nominations from every industry across the U.S, with a mission to showcase diverse regions and businesses across the country.”

As noted in this recent article, two individuals with East Tennessee ties made the most recent listing. They are Leila Safavi-Tehrani, Co-Founder of Purist, one of the companies  in Cohort 3 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program, and Rachel McCrickard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivo, a company that got its start in Chattanooga.

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