Entrepreneur Media – Entrepreneur of 2013 Contest Presented By The UPS Store

Five finalists in each category—established, emerging and college—have been selected for their impact on their industry, community and employees. Videos featuring the category finalists’ companies and entrepreneurial journeys are now posted online.

The contest finalists represent a range of business ideas and career stages. From the college startup that aims to provide water purification products to developing countries to the crowdfunding site that has raised more than $95 million, each offers an inspirational entrepreneurial story worth recognition. As a sign of continued success for the contest’s featured business owners, one emerging business finalist has even been brought back into the spotlight since being named a college finalist in 2010.

“These finalists are significant contributors to their respective industries,” said Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur. “We are excited to see how the small business community responds during the voting period and find out which entrepreneurs stand out to their peers.”

“We know firsthand the commitment and dedication it takes to be a small business owner, and the important impact they have on their communities,” said Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and small business solutions for The UPS Store. “It is an honor for us to help recognize these notable entrepreneurs.”

The winners of each category will be profiled in the January issue of the magazine and honored at the luncheon portion of the upcoming 2014 Growth Conference in New Orleans.

Entrepreneur of 2013 Finalists:
Dream Products, David Lekach
GoFundMe, Brad Damphousse
GSM Nation, Ahmed Khattak
olloclip, Patrick O’Neill
Dimagi, Jonathan Jackson
Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 Finalists
I Do Now I Don’t, Josh Opperman
Peter Nappi, Phillip Nappi
Virool, Alexander Debelov
Assay Depot, Kevin Lustig
Lumi, Jesse Genet

Learn More: http://entrepreneur.com/e2013

College Entrepreneur of 2013 Finalists:
Recesspreneurs, Daquan Oliver
The Hero Store, Holly Chan
Rocheli Patisserie, Nelly Garcia
Ufree, Stephen Ost
SafeSIPP, Jared Schoepf

Learn More: http://entrepreneur.com/e2013college

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About The UPS Store
With more than 4,300 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE: UPS). Services, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location.

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SOURCE: Entrepreneur Magazine