Meet Entrepreneur's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced, we spotlight the finalists for the emerging entrepreneur category.

By Diana Ransom

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With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced online -- and a month before the awards are divvied out at the magazine's annual Growth Conference on Jan. 10 -- take a gander at the top finalists for the emerging Entrepreneur category. Voting may be over, but, who knows, next year we could be spotlighting you.

emerging Entrepreneur Jason LucashJason Lucash
Company: OrigAudio
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emerging Entrepreneur Richard SmiedtRichard Smiedt
Company: Move Collective
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emerging Entrepreneur Matthew WaldmanMatthew Waldman
Company: NOOKA Inc.
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emerging Entrepreneur Brian LintonBrian Linton
Company: United By Blue
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emerging Entrepreneur Brooks DameBrooks Dame
Company: Proof Wood Eyewear
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Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of

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