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01/22/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2020 09:19

CNBC BEGINS THE SEARCH FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CNBC DISRUPTOR 50

A Call for Nominations

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 22, 2020- CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced it is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Disruptor 50, a definitive list of the most ambitious, innovative private companies transforming the economy and forcing public giants to reimagine the way they do business.

The deadline to submit the official nomination form, found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D502020 is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3pm ET.

To be eligible to submit, companies must be privately held, independently owned, and founded after January 1, 2005. Nominations may be submitted by any company founder or executive, investor in the company, or any of their communications representatives.

Nominees will be put through a comprehensive and rigorous process of researching and scoring, across a wide range of quantitative and qualitative criteria.

Winners will be notified in April and the list will be announced in May across CNBC's TV and Digital platforms.

In 2019, more than 1,200 companies submitted nominations from around the world and across every sector of the economy. The fifty companies that made the final cut stood out for the ways they have developed revolutionary new technology into lucrative business models to create the next generation of great public companies. Two of the 2019 Disruptors have already gone public and several of last year's winners are expected to IPO in the coming months, including #8 Casper, which filed to go public earlier this month.

To stay a part of the conversation, follow @CNBCDisruptors and #CNBCDisruptors on Twitter, and look for updates at disruptor50.cnbc.com.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Dauble
CNBC
t: 201.735.4721
m: 201.615.2787
e: [email protected]

Erin Kitzie
CNBC
t: 201.735.4739
m: 201.753.8107
e: [email protected]

About CNBC:

CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business content consumed by more than 330 million people per month across all platforms. The network's 14 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 5:00am - 7:00pm ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also offers content through its vast portfolio of digital products such as: CNBC.com, which provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC's investor audience; CNBC Make It, a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. To learn more, visit https://www.cnbc.com/digital-products/.

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