Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success
Sponsor: Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund
Purpose: To recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise. Starting with a good idea, sustained by passion, fueled by persistence and hard work, the award recipient created something where nothing existed before. The awardee is recognized for creating a new product, service, company or industry based on the transforming power of chemistry to improve people’s lives. The hallmark of this contribution is impact: positive impact on people’s lives and positive impact on the economy by creating chemistry jobs that produce a significant economic benefit.
Nature: The award will consist of $20,000, a certificate, and a feature article in an official ACS publication (e.g., C&EN) on the awardee(s) and his/her business. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.
Eligibility: Only ACS members are eligible for this award. Nominees may include individual entrepreneurs or teams (maximum three individuals). If a team wins the Award, a cash award of $20,000 will be shared equally by all team members; the team member(s) who travel to the meeting will also share the $2,500 for travel expenses. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, or educational background.
Deadline: November 1 (annual review).
Establishment & Support: The award was established in 2012 and is supported through the Kathryn C. Hach Award Endowment.
American Chemical Society
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Washington, D.C. 20036-4801
2017: David R. Walt
2016: Scott Allen, Anthony R. Eisenhut, and Geoffrey W. Coates
2015: Terry L. Brewer
2014: Joseph M. DeSimone, Benjamin W. Maynor, Jason P. Rolland