Ending 2012 on a High Note
On December 13th, our President, Tim Ryan was recognized as a finalist for the GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards presented by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). The GAP Entrepreneur Awards are a statewide award program designed to identify and celebrate Virginia’s next generation of entrepreneurs who are creating high-growth companies.
Part of Governor Bob McDonnell’s “Year of the Entrepreneur” initiative, the GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards luncheon recognized 272 finalists and 50 awardees that were nominated from various regions throughout the Commonwealth. CIT President and CEO Pete Jobse said, “We are honored to recognize these entrepreneurs today as part of the Year of the Entrepreneur and the CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards. They represent Virginia’s thriving community of innovative entrepreneurs who are laying the foundation for a bright economic future.”
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Steve Case, co-founder of America Online (AOL) and current Chairman of Revolution LLC, a venture capital firm, presented the awards and spoke to the audience about the importance of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship within the community.