Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland Members & Accelerator Program Participants Make Prestigious 2017 Weatherhead 100, Weatherhead 100 Upstarts Lists

Record Number Of Winners Showcases Value of Working With EO Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio (19 December 2017) - Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cleveland is proud to announce that a record number 12 of its members have made the 2017 Weatherhead 100. The prestigious annual honor established in 1988 by Case Western Reserve University and its Weatherhead School of Management, celebrates entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio by honoring the top 100 privately-owned businesses from 16 counties in Northeast Ohio who have demonstrated revenue growth over the past five years with net sales of at least $100,000 in year one and over $1 million in year five. To qualify, these businesses must have employed a minimum of 16 people full time in the last year.

The list of businesses, their leaders, and their ranking on the Weatherhead 100 list includes:

Additionally, five EO Cleveland members and three EO Cleveland Accelerator program participants were selected to the Weatherhead 100 Upstarts list. The Upstarts list honors companies whose percentage of sales growth qualifies for the Weatherhead 100, who employed 15 or fewer employees, and/or had less than $5 million in sales in the last year.

The list of businesses, their leaders, and their ranking on the Weatherhead 100 Upstarts list includes:

*Denotes EO Cleveland Accelerator program participants

“It’s so exciting to showcase how many smart, creative people we have here in Northeast Ohio”, stated Jeff Hoffman, serial entrepreneur from Priceline.com, uBid.com, and the Global Entrepreneur Network, and champion of entrepreneurship in and Northeast Ohio. Hoffman added: “Entrepreneurship is on the rise across the nation, and the record number of EO Cleveland members on this year’s lists truly demonstrates how EO provides valuable resources to its members, and fosters new business development for those in its Accelerator program.”


About Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Cleveland

Currently, EO Cleveland is comprised of 152 members with nearly 7,000 combined employees and a median $2.1 million dollars in annual sales. EO Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s branch of Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 14,000+ influential business owners with 188 chapters in 58 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.


Gigi Thompson Jarvis, CAE
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