Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013 From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!
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There's nothing new about the products represented by the winners of Entrepreneur(R) magazine's Entrepreneur of 2013 Awards--camera lenses, wedding rings, baked goods--but what these innovators are doing with them is decidedly modern.
In creating his top-selling camera accessory, the olloclip, our Entrepreneur of 2013, Patrick O'Neill, hitched his star to arguably the world's most beloved device: Apple's iPhone. Emerging Entrepreneur winner Joshua Opperman developed an online market for discarded wedding rings from the lovelorn. And College Entrepreneur Nelly Garcia aims to take her successful cake-baking skills to the masses via internet workshops.
These three take our prizes for the year. From thousands of entries, Entrepreneur editor in chief Amy C. Cosper and vice president of marketing Lisa Murray, along with The UPS Store's vice president of marketing, Michelle Van Slyke, and PR manager Chelsea Lee, narrowed the field to 15 finalists. Then readers voted on their favorites at Entrepreneur.com. We hope you'll be as inspired by them as we are.