Mike Pronovost

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Mike Pronovost
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Born (1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 28)
Fresno, California, United States

Mike Pronovost (born November 11, 1989) is an American Internet entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Powerband and Pronovost Technologies.[1][2]

He was invited to the White House where he spoke about entrepreneurship.

Early life[edit]

Pronovost was born in Fresno, California, in 1989.[3] He attended St. Anthony's Elementary School in Fresno, California, until May 2004. He then attended high school at the private San Joaquin Memorial High School, from which he graduated in 2008.[4] After graduating, he attended Fresno City College in the Leon S. Peters Honors Program.[5] He then transferred to California State University, Fresno.


Pronovost launched Powerband from his home while he was in high school. Powerband is a high speed internet technology that promised "ultra-fast Internet speeds". Pronovost had some backing for the company from Microsoft.[6][7][8]

In 2009, Pronovost launched Pronovost Technologies, an umbrella company.[9]


In November 2011, he was invited to the White House where he gave a speech encouraging youth entrepreneurship around the country.[10]

In 2012 the Fresno Chamber of Commerce named him the 2012 College Entrepreneur of the Year.[11]


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