Entrepreneur of 2012
All three winners of our Entrepreneur of 2012 contest bring innovation and creativity to their industries.
Adafruit's innovative DIY open-source electronic hardware kits make founder Limor Fried our Entrepreneur of 2012.
OrigAudio, the maker of innovative folding speakers, has doubled its sales every year since 2009.
An enterprising young trep capitalizes on a captive audience with toilet paper you can read.
Justin Gold founded his organic nut butter company after his roommates couldn't stop eating his homemade creations. His commitment to healthy foods makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Ryo Kubora performed nearly a thousand eye surgeries and discovered the gene that causes glaucoma, before starting his biotech company, Acucela. His innovation in the field of eye diseases makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Former Navy Seal Eric Basu founded his cybersecurity company Sentek Global in 2001 while working from his living room. His determination makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Limor Fried created her open-source hardware and electronics company, Adafruit Industries, in her MIT dorm room. The story of how she grew her business makes her a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Paul Rice's Fair Trade USA has helped improve the lives of agricultural workers worldwide. His inspirational story makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.