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Welcome to the Mountain Desert program

Congratulations to the 2017 finalists from the Mountain Desert region!

Active Interest Media - Andrew Clurman, President & CEO (Boulder, CO)
Aleph Objects, Inc. - Jeffrey Moe, CEO (Loveland, CO)
Avella Specialty Pharmacy - Rebecca Shanahan, CEO (Phoenix, AZ)
Bobo's - Beryl Stafford, Founder & President (Boulder, CO)
Choozle - Andrew Fischer, CEO (Denver, CO)
Circle Graphics - Andrew Cousin, CEO (Longmont, CO)
Digital Air Strike - Alexi Venneri, Co-founder & CEO (Scottsdale, AZ)
Equality Health - Hugh Lytle, Founder & CEO (Phoenix, AZ)
ezpz - Lindsey Laurain, Founder (Castle Rock, CO)
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. - John Rowley, Co-founder & CEO; and
  Marcia Rowley, Co-founder & COO (Scottsdale, AZ)
Madwire® - JB Kellogg, Co-Founder & Co-CEO (Fort Collins, CO)
Mission Yogurt, Inc. - Rod Tafoya, President (Westminster, CO)
PaySimple - Eric Remer, CEO (Denver, CO)
Punch Bowl Social - Robert Thompson, Founder & CEO (Denver, CO)
RK Mechanical, Inc. - Rick L. Kinning, President, CEO & Chairman (Denver, CO)
SendGrid - Sameer Dholakia, CEO (Denver, CO)
Sleep Shepherd LLC – Dr. Michael Larson, Founder & President ( CO Springs, CO)
Snooze, A.M. Eatery - David Birzon, CEO aka "Old Major" (Denver, CO)
Sovrn - Walter Knapp, CEO (Boulder, CO)
Teriyaki Madness - Michael Haith, Chairman & CEO (Denver, CO)
Travelers Haven - Elia Wallen, CEO & Founder (Denver, CO)
Velocity Global – Ben Wright, CEO (Denver, CO)
WebPT – Dr. Heidi Jannenga, Co-Founder & President (Phoenix, AZ)

Click here for photos of the Finalists

Join us at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Mountain Desert Awards Gala

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
6:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Dinner and awards
Black Tie attire

Click here to get your gala tickets or corporate table today!

Key program dates

Finalist and Hall of Fame Reception at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Mountain Desert Awards Gala at the DCPA
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Strategic Growth Forum™ and National Awards Gala
November 15–19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Mountain Desert award recipients. Click here for a full listing of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Courtney Story
Entrepreneur Of The Year Manager
+1 720 931 4411


Jim Wilson
Entrepreneur Of The Year Director
+1 720 931 4415


Kevin McHolland
Host Partner Phoenix
+1 602 322 3312