1. Minimum Bid Price

One of the primary requirements for uplisting to NASDAQ is maintaining a minimum bid price. As of my last update in September 2021, your company's common stock should have a minimum bid price of at least $4 per share at the time of the listing application. For the most current information on this requirement, visit the NASDAQ listing standards page.

2. Shareholders' Equity

NASDAQ typically requires companies to have a certain level of shareholders' equity. This is often in excess of $4 million, but it can vary. Check NASDAQ's listing rules for the latest equity requirements by visiting their official page.

3. Market Capitalization

The company must also meet a minimum market capitalization threshold. This is the total market value of its outstanding shares. Market capitalization requirements often run into the tens of millions of dollars. Get more details from NASDAQ's official website.

4. Number of Shareholders and Market Makers

NASDAQ has requirements regarding the number of shareholders and market makers involved with your company's stock. You'll generally need a minimum number of round-lot shareholders (those holding at least 100 shares) and at least two market makers. Refer to NASDAQ's listing standards for specific requirements.

5. Financial Performance

NASDAQ expects companies to demonstrate a history of financial stability and viability. This typically includes meeting specific revenue and income requirements. You can find more details on these financial standards on the NASDAQ website.

6. Corporate Governance

Meeting certain corporate governance standards is crucial. Your company should have a majority of independent board directors and an audit committee. Adherence to NASDAQ's corporate governance guidelines is essential for uplisting. Learn more on the official NASDAQ page.

7. Registration with the SEC

To qualify for NASDAQ listing, your company must be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and remain current in its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This includes filing periodic reports such as Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 8-K. Review the SEC's guidelines on their official website.

8. Public Float

NASDAQ also requires a minimum number of shares in the public float, which typically ranges from hundreds of thousands to millions. Refer to NASDAQ's listing standards for the specific float requirements.

9. Application and Fees

Finally, you'll need to submit an application for listing on NASDAQ, along with the required application fees. Refer to NASDAQ's listing application process for details on how to apply.

Please note that NASDAQ may consider various factors when evaluating your company's eligibility for listing, and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. It's essential to work closely with legal and financial advisors to navigate the uplisting process successfully.

For the most current and detailed information on NASDAQ uplisting requirements, I recommend visiting the NASDAQ listing standards page and consulting with professionals who specialize in securities regulation.

Remember, the specific requirements and procedures may change over time, so staying informed and seeking expert guidance is key to a successful uplisting process.

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