Bulldog 100 celebrates the top 100 fastest-growing organizations owned or operated by UGA alumni.
Bulldog 100 celebrates Dawgs on top in business.
The Bulldog 100 embody the best of UGA.
These alumni are leading the way in business and building better communities. They are committed to their ideas, innovations and employees. They demonstrate the value of a degree from the birthplace of public higher education in America.
The annual Bulldog 100 Celebration is our chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of these entrepreneurs and change-makers, expand the Bulldog network and inspire one another in a shared pursuit of greatness
Whenever communities are looking for stronger leaders and whenever the world cries out for those who will bring better solutions, the Bulldog 100 are there to answer the call.
Leading and serving. That’s our commitment.
Bulldog 100 Selection Criteria
The selection process for the 2022 Bulldog 100 has closed.
To be considered for the 2023 Bulldog 100, businesses must meet the following requirements:
- Been in business since January 2018.
- Have verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more in the calendar year 2019.
- The CEO, president, managing partner or owner must be a former UGA student. The owner, a former UGA student, must own at least 50 percent of the business.
- Operate in a manner consistent with the Pillars of the Arch and in keeping with the values and image of the University of Georgia.
Companies will be ranked based on compounded annual growth rate for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. All qualified businesses, regardless of location, are encouraged to participate.
*The UGA Alumni Association reserves the right to verify that nominees meet the criteria and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any nominee for any reason.
How to Nominate a Bulldog 100 Business
Nominations for Bulldog 100 are open year-round.
- Nomination period for 2022 Bulldog 100 is July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021.
- Nomination period for 2023 Bulldog 100 is Aug. 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022.
- Nomination period for 2024 Bulldog 100 is Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023.
Nominate a Bulldog-owned business for the 2024 Bulldog 100.
The Michael J. Bryan Award and Scholarship
Michael Bryan (BBA ’89), owner of Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School and the only business to make the Bulldog 100 list eight consecutive years, lost his battle with cancer in 2017. The UGA Alumni Association collaborated with his family to create an award and scholarship to honor his memory.
Each year, the Michael J. Bryan Award is given to a returning Bulldog 100 honoree who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and whose business has sustained growth. In 2021, all three previous Michael J. Bryan Award winners made the Bulldog 100 list again: 2020 recipient Bonneau Ansley (BBA ‘99) of Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, 2019 recipient Ron Holt (BSA ‘97) of Two Maids & A Mop, and 2018 recipient Mark Mahoney (BBA ‘83) of Jackrabbit Technologies.
In addition, donations to the Michael J. Bryan Bulldog 100 Scholarship Fund will support need-based scholarships for students.
July 31, 2022: Nominations close for 2023 Bulldog 100
August 1, 2022: Nominations open for 2024 Bulldog 100, 2023 application process begins
October 2022: 2023 application deadline
October 2022: Financials due to Warren Averett for 2023 application
November 2022: 2023 honorees notified and event registration opens
Early 2023: 2023 Bulldog 100 Celebration