The Entrepreneur of 2011 is Lee Rhodes, founder of glassybaby. Her artisanal candleholders have struck a chord with consumers, starting in Seattle and expanding nationwide. And her mission of leveraging her success to ease the struggles of cancer patients makes her a rarity: a businessperson in both head and heart.

Adam Nelson, the Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011
, has leapt to the aid of sleep-deprived parents everywhere with the Good Nite Lite. A behavior-modification device that teaches children when to stay in bed and when to get up, Nelson’s invention has captivated kids and captured the attention of medical and parenting experts who promote the health benefits of proper sleep.

Finally, the College Entrepreneur of 2011, Gabrielle Palermo, is working with three of her fellow engineering students at Arizona State University on G3Box, a company that aims to transform abandoned or decommissioned shipping containers into portable medical clinics for use in developing countries and disaster zones. Their outstanding work represents the future of entrepreneurship: a winning combination of innovation, philanthropy and environmental responsibility.

Data d’elaboració: 21/12/2011
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