Comcast Business Names 'Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs' Grand Prize Winners
Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine announced that six entrepreneurs from across the U.S. have been named grand prize winners in the "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" program, a national competition that awards more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to grow their business and enhance profitability.
After a two week public voting period, six business owners were selected as grand prize winners from 32 regional winners. Each grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 cash award as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City where they will receive one-on-one consulting with nationally recognized business experts: Marcus Lemonis, businessman, investor, TV personality and Philanthropist; Robert Irvine, Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur; and Comcast senior executives. Previously, as regional winners, these six businesses had won a $5,000 cash award plus Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years, along with a $2,500 allocation for other Comcast services.
Grand prize winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York City on August 25, 2014.
They will also receive a VIP tour of 30 Rockefeller Center and attend a dinner prepared by Chef Irvine, on August 26.
The Grand Prize winners come from a wide range of industries and locations across the U.S. The six winners include owners of the following businesses:
entreDonovan – Wilmington, Delaware. Makes custom clothing for professional women.
Neiswanger Management Services – Hyattsville, Maryland. Provides management services to healthcare facilities.
PicturePoint On-line – San Jose, California. Produces online videos for businesses, non-profits and other organizations.
Spa La Paws – Spring, Texas. Provides mobile pet grooming services.
Unwind Yarn and Gifts – Savannah, Georgia. Offers yarn and knitting materials.
West Palm Animal Clinic – West Palm Beach, Florida. A full service animal hospital.
"These six winners have compelling stories and business plans, and public voting has identified them as top entrepreneurs among our national field of entries," said Terry Connell, senior vice president, Comcast Business. "They have shown the ability to utilize technology in their business, and with the help of the Innovation 4 Entrepreneurs program, they have the opportunity to get one-on-one advice from top experts to help take their organization to a whole new level."