|Editor-in-Chief||Amy C. Cosper|
|Company||Entrepreneur Media, Inc.|
|Based in||Irvine, California|
Entrepreneur is a North American publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities. It is published by Entrepreneur Media Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California. The magazine publishes 12 issues annually, available through subscription and on newsstands, and includes sections such as Tech, Money, Sell, and Lead. It is published under license in countries around the world, including Mexico, Russia, India, Hungary, the Philippines and South Africa. Its editor-in-chief is Amy Cosper and its owner is Peter Shea.
In 1997, the magazine launched its website, Entrepreneur.com, which has now expanded to include features, contests and other publications and spin-offs. The website receives more than six million unique visitors each month.
Each year Entrepreneur runs a contest to find entrepreneurs who make a positive impact in their industry, company and community through a submission and review process.
2012 Award Winners
- Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried, founder of Adafruit Industries
- Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012: Jason Lucash, founder of Origaudio
- College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman, founder of Star Toilet Paper
2011 Award Winners
- Entrepreneur of 2011: Lee Rhodes, founder of glassybaby
- Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011: Adam Nelson, creator of the Good Nite Lite
- College Entrepreneur of 2011: Gabrielle Palermo, of Arizona State University
2010 Award Winners
- Entrepreneur of 2010: Daniel Lubetzky, founder of New York's KIND Healthy Snacks
- Emerging Entrepreneur of 2010: Derek Zobrist, of Enovative Kontrol Systems
- College Entrepreneur of 2010: Allen Kim, of the University of Michigan
2009 Award Winners
- Entrepreneur of 2009: Rick Alden, founder of Skullcandy
- Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009: Kelly Giard, founder and CEO of Clean Air Lawn Care
- College Entrepreneur of 2009: Bradley Ericson, of Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business
Top Entrepreneurship Programs
In collaboration with the Princeton Review, Entrepreneur lists the Princeton Review's annual ranking of the 50 best entrepreneurship programs in the United States. Each year, the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked based on surveys and data analysis of schools.
Other Publications and Spin-offs
- Entrepreneur publishes the Entrepreneur StartUps Magazine, available through subscription and on newsstands.
- The magazine publishes a blog, which is managed by a dedicated online staff.
- It is also published in digital editions through its mobile apps available on iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook devices.
- In 1999, YoungEntrepreneur.com was created as a spin-off of Entrepreneur.com. It is an online forum and provides resources for young entrepreneurs and startup founders.
- In 2010, Entrepreneur launched SecondAct.com, which is targeted towards an older audience. It is aimed at people who want "major change in their lives", according to Ryan Shea, the corporate publisher and vice president of Entrepreneur Media Inc.
- In early 2013, the magazine company announced a partnership with Mimvi, Inc. to launch TrepLabs™, an app discovery program for mobile app developers.
Entrepreneur publishes books for small business people, through its Entrepreneur Press division, featuring a backlist of over 200 titles in categories such as franchising, wealth building, startups, sales and marketing, and home businesses. The books are available at the magazine's online bookstore. Authors can submit book proposals online.
Trademark of the word "entrepreneur"
The company has been involved in many lawsuits regarding their trademark on the word 'entrepreneur', suing a wide varieties of entities for using the word. The trademark has generally attracted criticism for being on a commonly used word for which there is no substitute, and the aggressiveness with which it is applied has been noted as somewhat ironic; Business Week asked the question "why would the publisher of Entrepreneur magazine be bullying entrepreneurs?".
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