* Biotechnology - Cavanaugh & Associates
* Film - Cucalorus Connect
* Health Care - Coastal Cove of Wilmington
* Internet-Related Business - Vavaroom
* Manufacturing & Distribution - Manufacturing Methods
* Nonprofit - paws4people
* Retail & Hospitality - Battle House
* Retail & Hospitality - Half United
* Professional Services - Phoenix Hometown Hires
* Technology - PlayerSpace
Companies and nonprofits in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are eligible for the awards.
The Coastal Entrepreneur Awards are a joint effort of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs in the Cape Fear Region.