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Feting Our Next Big Thing

We feature the honorees of our 17th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards, including high-flying, fintech AutoGravity and hybrid digital solutions/investor-incubator Cie Digital Labs.

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OC 500: Feyzi Fatehi

Excellence in Entrepreneurship honoree … set out to recreate Intel business model for software … deals with Dell, Amazon, Accenture, Cisco and Intel for cloud storage … automated software migration turns firm’s

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Five Entrepreneurs Feted

More than 300 members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners during a luncheon at the Business Journal’s 16th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

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Business Journal Fetes Entrepreneurs

More than 300 members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners during a luncheon at the Business Journal’s 16th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

OC 500: Kevin Lawrence

Excellence in Entrepreneurship honoree … $100M protein supplement business launched 1993 when son couldn’t digest mother’s milk, formula … product based on fast-digesting proteins … investors 2003 … double-digit annual growth each of past five years … primarily powder, drinks, bars: Power Crunch … excompetitive body builder … accounting degree, chemistry minor

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OC 500: Peter Nguyen

Excellence in Entrepreneurship honoree … founded firm 2013 … $140M 2017 revenue projected at digital ad marketer, up 40% … co-founder ConversionPoint Technologies Inc., $60M revenue, which creates and sells products online … earlier developed video course to help people sell online, later adopted by Baylor U. program … perfect score, SAT math portion

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OC 500: Lane Rankin

Excellence in Entrepreneurship honoree … software developed from previous firm lets students, teachers, parents, administrators make real-time, data-based decisions … 6M kids, 46 states … 2016 annual revenue $33M, up from $150K in 2009 … mom middle school teacher … administrator … four kids of own … based in OC so he can surf in Laguna Beach

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OC 500: John Saunders

Excellence in Entrepreneurship honoree … shrewd investor, big and small … London Coin founded U.K. in 1970s … now one of largest U.S. dealers … privately held … $20M sales … globally recognized coin expert … has sold 500K+ coins in career … property firm holds $1.3B assets, 5M SF—office, retail, apartment, mobile home parks— much in OC

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Vizio, Sole Technology Founders, Other Entrepreneurs Honored

Five entrepreneurs,from a seller of flat-panel TVs to an operator of nursing schools,were honored at Tuesday's Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon in Irvine put on by the Business Journal.

Five Honored for Entrepreneurship

About 300 members of Orange County’s business community celebrated five honorees at the Business Journal’s 17th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Thursday.

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Seven Honored for Entrepreneurship

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon Wednesday for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

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OCBJ Fetes Six for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Six OC entrepreneurs were honored at the Business Journal’s 11th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards in Irvine.

Business Journal Honors Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated with the winners of the 12th Annual Orange County Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards on Wednesday.

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Business Journal Honors Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated with the winners of the 12th Annual Orange County Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards on Wednesday.

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Business Journal Honors Entrepreneurs

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

5 Entrepreneurs Honored for Excellence

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners of the Business Journal’s 13th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards last week.

Sunstone's Alter, Others Honored

Bob Alter, who turned a small Colorado condominium and hotel company into one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts, was among six entrepreneurs honored at Wednesday's Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon in Irvine put on by the

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Entrepreneurs Pick Up E & Y; Awards

Five Orange County medical, technology and other entrepreneurs were honored at a dinner Wednesday night as part of a regional program by accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Smile Brands Executive, Other Entrepreneurs Honored

Steve Bilt, cofounder of Irvine-based dental services company Smile Brands Group Inc., was honored along with five others at the Business Journal’s 10th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards in Irvine.

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