Companies now in the running to be selected as an Honoree for this year’s award

GrowFL is pleased to announce that 82 second-stage growth companies are now in the running to become the next class of GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees. Now in its 11th year, the finalists will work to complete a second-round application and go through a final round of judging in the coming weeks. The finalists were selected from more than 600 nominations from throughout Florida, and represent a diverse group of growing companies representing a variety of industries.

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 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

To qualify for the award, companies must have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million in 2020. Knowing these companies were reporting employment and revenue during the height of the pandemic, it is remarkable to note that in 2020, the companies reported a total of more than 2,200 jobs and generated close to $500 million in revenue. These companies anticipate growth of 64-percent in revenue and 39-percent in employment by the end of 2021. 

“There’s no doubt 2020 was a challenging year for businesses across the state. Despite that, these second-stage companies persevered, continued to innovate and continued to grow. These companies are more than deserving to be recognized for their success and accomplishments,” said Lisa McIntosh, GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Chair and CEO of C-E-Optimal Advisors. 

Congratulations to the 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists:

Company County 
.decimal Seminole
4 & Co Coworking Spaces Pinellas
AavantiBio, Inc. Alachua
AceApplications, LLC Orange
AffinityFL Lake
AMP Pediatric Therapy Orange
Aquaco St. Lucie
ARCO Marine Escambia
ARK Solvers Miami-Dade
Assured Information Technology Engineering, LLC Orange
Balpack Sarasota
BeniComp Hillsborough
Bestglobalsource Orange
Biller Genie Miami-Dade
Biorep Technologies, Inc. Miami-Dade
Body Armor Direct Broward
BOTE Walton
Castillo Engineering Orange
Cirrus Aviation Manatee
ClearGage, LLC Hillsborough
COI Energy Services, Inc. Hillsborough
Commercial Property Southwest Florida Lee
CONRIC PR & Marketing Lee
Creative World Schools Franchising, Inc. Lee
CustomAerospace Brevard
DDA Claims Management, LLC Miami-Dade
Dealers United, LLC Sarasota
Decimal Engineering Broward
Direct Components, Inc. Hillsborough
Drups E-Commerce Leon
ecoSPEARS Seminole
Elite Jets Collier
Energy Harness Corporation Lee
Epicforensics Palm Beach
Green & Clean Lee
GRUBBRR Palm Beach
Hispanic Family Counseling Inc. Orange
Hoffer Pest Solutions, Inc. Broward
Honorlock Palm Beach
HPP Fresh Florida Polk
I.T. Solutions of South Florida Palm Beach
IMCO Associates Duval
Informulate Seminole
InNovo Partners Orange
Intellitec Products LLC Volusia
Inventory Source Duval
John Bell Construction Miami-Dade
JOLT Advantage Group Hillsborough
Kegman Inc Brevard
Lacerta Therapeutics Alachua
NanoSpective Orange
NovoaGlobal Orange
Paradigm Parachute & Defence Escambia
Paragon Flight Training Lee
Pink Stork St. Johns
Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc Pasco
Professional Hair Labs Pasco
Pro-Tec Collier
ReachLink Palm Beach
Red Banyan Broward
Rossen Law Firm Broward
Secure Ideas, LLC Duval
Slice Engineering Alachua
Social Mobile Miami-Dade
SourceFuse, Inc Duval
Straughn Trout Architects, LLC Polk
Sy-Klone International Duval
Synergy Wealth Alliance Seminole
Tank Wizards Brevard
TechHouse Manatee
Top Score Writing Palm Beach
TotalCareIT Brevard
Trembly Law Firm Miami-Dade
Trilogy Laboratories Lee
US Meltblown LLC Okaloosa
Vaya Space Brevard
ViewStub Orange
VXIT Services, LLC Palm Beach
Wrecking Ball Broward
Yo Mama’s Foods Pinellas
Zgraph, Inc Volusia

GrowFL will host events across Florida as an opportunity to meet the finalists. Click here to find a finalist event in your region.

Honorees for this year’s award will be announced in October and GrowFL will host its annual awards celebration on February 17, 2022, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, FL.


About GrowFL:

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:

About 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