Small companies built and operated by self-driven and hard-working entrepreneurs are the backbone of the economies in the Asia-Pacific region. They will be essential to the economic recovery from the pandemic upheaval.

In August 2021, Forbes Asia will recognize small companies and startups on the rise. Nominations for the debut of Forbes Asia 100 to Watch are open now. We are seeking growing companies with a positive impact in their local markets or the region and a record of success serving customers or attracting investors.

These companies must be:

  1. headquartered in Asia-Pacific
  2. at least one year old
  3. have a maximum $20 million in annual revenue or funding
  4. privately owned
  5. for profit

If you think your company is one to watch — or know one that is — tell us your story. All you have to do is fill in the nomination form by May 5, 2021, and our team will handle the rest.


Forbes Asia 100 to Watch is sponsored by FedEx. The 100 finalists will be considered for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest that will grant the winning company US$25,000 cash prize money and a US$5,000 FedEx shipping voucher. Another three companies each will receive special mention plus US$10,000 and US$3,000 FedEx shipping vouchers. 

The announcement of prizes will take place during the Forbes Asia 100 to Watch Webinar.


Click here to submit your nomination