Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a finalist for “ENTREPRENEUR OF 2012”
We have some very big news – Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a finalist for “ENTREPRENEUR OF 2012”. She was nominated, and then selected from many amazing people & great companies – later it was narrowed down to 5 finalists. This is a fantastic collection of entrepreneurs, be sure to visit each one. Out of the 5 finalists, Adafruit is one of the smallest and youngest companies (and Limor is the only woman in all categories) we’re a bit of an underdog, but that’s how we like it 🙂
The voting is via Facebook, we realize that is a barrier for some folks in our community – but if you’ve enjoying learn and building with Adafruit we’d appreciate a vote if you do use Facebook. Seeing our Ladyada, Adafruit, open-source and open-source hardware celebrated as an entrepreneurial endeavor is very exciting. Thank you everyone who has helped us get here every step along the way as always.
Below is the press release.
LIMOR “LADYADA” FRIED, FOUNDER & ENGINEER OF ADAFRUIT INDUSTRIES, SELECTED AS FINALIST IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S ENTREPRENEUR OF 2012 CONTEST PRESENTED BY THE UPS STORE Each Online Vote Gets Candidates Closer to Coveted Title
(Irvine, CA) August 07, 2012 – Limor “Ladyada” Fried, founder & engineer of Adafruit Industries, has just been announced as one of five finalists for the Entrepreneur of 2012 contest presented by The UPS Store®, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today. Now through September 17, the business community can vote for Ladyada to become the Entrepreneur of 2012.
“This is an unprecedented group of finalists,” says Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur. “How the small-business community votes will indicate which finalists fellow entrepreneurs draw the most inspiration from, and that insight will be critical to us when making the final selection of winners.”
To see Ladyada’s full business profile and video—and to vote, go to entrepreneur.com/e2012. Finalists will receive a percentage of points based on the number of online votes they receive, which together with voting points allocated to each of the panel of judges will determine the final winners.
Update: No Facebook needed now! Text 170116 to 22333 to vote for Limor “Ladyada” Fried for Entrepreneur of 2012
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Now how is it you vote?
Looks like my version of Firefox has issues. Went to IE and it has a FB login vote system button in center of page. Now I do not like this FB integration they used because I no longer have a FB. 🙁
Awesome for you! I voted. Come on peeps, it only takes a second!
Great work and great video!! Good luck.
But seriously, there’s a guy with a product called Justin’s Nut Butter? Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as Newman’s Own or really….anything else.
Regardless, that’s not the focus. Go Limor!
I just attened a work shop at cthacker space with Mitch Altman and jimmie Rodgers (Hackers on a train),and they had so many good things to say about you and the things you do.
Keep up the great work!
PS. I voted for you too!
Limor, I would have voted for you, but I don’t have a FB account.
I hope you’ll win because you really deserves it ! Thanks for everything you’ve done for us.