From The Editor: Phil Borchman, Gulfshore Business
It’s time to round up candidates for the inaugural Distinguished Entrepreneur award, brought to you by FGCU’s Small Business Development Center. - Phil Borchman, Editor Gulfshore Business & one of three judges of inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
There’s nothing like an entrepreneur’s success story to provide inspiration for others who have dreams of starting their own business. Think of the countless examples. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson are just a handful of our modern-day wonders.
Gulfshore Business is the exclusive magazine sponsor, and I have the honor to serve as a judge on the selection panel. The others are lead judge Tim Cartwright, chairman of Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC; Colleen Kvetko, president and CEO of Shamrock Bank; and Stephan Bothe, chairman and CEO of Flexi. But before we can name any winners, we will need nominations. Information about submissions and the event can be found at sbdcawards.com; the deadline is April 16.
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