Vote now for the 2017 Minnesota Business People's Choice awards!

We want to know which MN startups and small businesses you think are most likely to succeed in 2017

By Emily Gasperlin
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We are seeking your vote on which new startups and new small businesses are most likely to succeed in 2017. The winners will be highlighted in the December 2016 issue of Minnesota Business magazine. The purpose of this contest is to find out what you, our readers, are thinking — a crowd-sourced competition instead of one determined by our standard blue ribbon panel of expert judges and industry leaders. We spent the past few weeks collecting and verifying candidates, and now it's time to vote!

We have few rules, but they are each quite important because we will disregard votes from voters that don’t follow them:
1. Employees, executives or owners of a company cannot vote for their own company. (Larger companies would have an advantage.)
2. Each person can only submit one ballot. Only one ballot will be accepted per IP address. Additional ballots from an IP address will be eliminated to prevent ballot-stuffing!
3. To ensure a broad range of participation, you must vote in at least three (3) categories. (Don't worry, we’ve included links so you can find out more about each company before casting your vote.)

The ballot closes at midnight on September 11, so be sure to get your vote in before then!

Have questions about the contest or its rules? Check out the FAQ here or get in touch with Editor in Chief Steve LeBeau.