John S. Jemison, Jr. Venture Award
"The Birmingham Venture Club's Jemison Award program recognizes today's
high growth, high value entrepreneurs while honoring the legacy of
Mr. Jemison and other venture capital trailblazers."

 - James Outland, Past Chairman
   Jemison Award Selection Committee


This esteemed award, in its 29th year, is Alabama’s most prestigious award for high quality, fast-growth companies based in the Birmingham area. Click here to see the selected finalists and winner from 2013 and before.

Mandatory Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate viable business model, i.e., company size, industry, cash flow, etc.
  • Must be based in the seven county Birmingham region
  • Must have at least one third party investor that is not a company employee

Other Considerations:

  • Outstanding Sales Growth
  • Impressive turnaround situation
  • Unique financing completed with a bank or outside investor group
  • Company has reached an annual sales level greater than $2 million
  • Founded within last 12 years or has had a significant change in ownership within last five years
  • Major restructuring of the Company's marketing and/or operations.

   2013 Jemison Winner, Jonathan Sides of DAXKO, Inc.


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