The Colorado business community and beyond has a lot to be proud of, including being a mecca for innovation and the entrepreneurs that are the engine behind the machine.
· Goldman Sachs will recognize Sue Allon, CEO of Allonhill, as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs of 2012 and will salute her innovation and leadership in the financial services industry at a national conference in Newport Beach, CA, in October. Founded in Denver in 2008, Allonhill is the leading national independent third-party review firm that specializes in mortgage due diligence and credit risk management.
· The Paradigm Project, a Colorado Springs company that markets environmentally friendly cooking stoves in developing nations — which serve as vehicles for the company to sell so-called “carbon offsets” — has been named the nation’s “most promising social n the entrepreneur” in BloombergBusinessweek’s fourth annual ranking of promising social entrepreneurs.
· Dale Katechis, Founder of Longmont’s Oskar Blues Brewery received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Consumer Products & Services category in Mountain Desert Region
· Matt Taylor, CEO, Mercury Payment Systems, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Technology category in The Mountain Desert Region.
Dale and Matt and several others from Colorado are now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award
The List of Inspiration Keeps Growing
As a matter of fact, of the 22 finalists named in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award , Mountain Desert Region, ten were in the Denver metro region, and 18 were in Colorado! This display of innovation goes a long way to inspiring others to start-up their own Colorado LLC or S Corp.
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