National Entrepreneur Winners Announced from the Oxford Center's NYC Conference

Press release from the issuing company

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Atlanta-based Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs (OCE) announced the 2014 Entrepreneurs of the Year during its first annual NYC Conference with a “Get Real” headline theme (see complete list below). The interactive, high energy conference gathered hundreds of fast growth entrepreneurs from across the country for in-the-trenches discussions, Q & A sessions, innovative entertainment and networking venues to share challenges and successes.

“The winners from this hallmark conference represent some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs I know, particularly because of their exceptional get real attitudes and results,” notes Cliff Oxford, Founder of OCE, New York Times blogger and Forbes columnist. After nominations were received from the expansive membership of the Oxford Center, a committee of seven prominent professionals selected the finalists and ultimate winners based on revenue growth, EBDIA, and written responses on market leadership and team culture.

Additional features of the Get Real Conference included a candid Q & A session with David Karp, Founder and CEO of Tumblr (28 year-old technology entrepreneur who recently sold his company for $1.1 billion), and kick-off comments by CNN Money anchor Christie Romans.

Oxford Center’s 2014 Get Real Conference Entrepreneur Award Winners

Paul Webb, Pulsed Power Technologies, LLC Fast Growth Entrepreneur Emerging

Steven Levy, Medium Blogger Entrepreneur

Dr. John-Ross Rizzo, NYU - Tactile Navigation Tools Rising Star Entrepreneur

Richard Thomas, Co-Founder Bojangles Lifetime Legacy Entrepreneur

Ben Gibson, PNC Bank Corporate Leader in Entrepreneur Partnership

Mike Salvador & Rick Franza, Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University Academic Leadership for Entrepreneurs

Debra Johnson, MBA Student MBA Entrepreneur Student

Clint Gharib, The Gharib Group Fast Growth Entrepreneur Large

Dr. Jerry Williams, Urgent Care 24/7 DoctorPreneur

Bonner Black, Nashville Musician Entrepreneur Artist

Dr. Dina Giesler, Dental & Wellness Pioneer The Real Leadership Award