A huge congratulations to John T. Meyer of 9 Clouds (and a Silicon Prairie News contributor!) and Adam Coomes and Justin Graves of Infegy for making BusinessWeek‘s list of 25 finalists for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.” (Photos above from businessweek.com.) Both of these companies are located on the Silicon Prairie: 9 Clouds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Infegy in Kansas City, Missouri.
Here’s and explanation of the list, from Businessweek.com:
By John Tozzi, Venessa Wong and Lauren Hatch
Businessweek.com set out this summer to find the most promising entrepreneurs aged 25 or under. For our sixth annual roundup, we narrowed the finalists from hundreds of suggestions contributed by readers on companies that […]
Below are links to the profiles of Meyer, Coomes and Graves. We encourage you to not only reach out and congratulate them on Twitter – @JohnTMeyer, @AdamCoomes and @JustinGraves – but be sure to cast your vote to help them make the top five. Cast your vote at businessweek.com (voting ends October 21).
Meyer started his first company to do search engine marketing at age 22 from his dorm room at Luther College in Iowa. After going to work for Accenture (ACN) in Minneapolis, he took a buyout in 2009 to return to his native South Dakota […]
Justin Graves and Adam Coomes were running a game technology company, Invented Existence, in 2004 when they got a side offer from an ad agency to build a tool that could monitor online discussions about businesses. That job […]
Also, a bit of trivia: In 2006, Jimmy Winter of Music Arsenal made this same list, see businessweek.com. Winter now devotes much of his time to an offshoot of Music Arsenal, RockDex, a startup providing web analytics to the music industry.