TiE Atlanta, the local chapter of the global nonprofit that fosters entrepreneurship, announced its award winners for 2010 at a gala dinner in Buckhead Oct. 16.
Mr. Wilson founded the company shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and has led its growth to more than $100 million in annual revenues with 8,000 employees.
Under the agreement, St. Jude is to invest $60 million in the privately-held cardiac devices maker for a 19 percent stake in the entity. The deal also includes an exclusive option for St. Jude to fully acquire CardioMEMS for $375 million upon certain undisclosed developments.
The “up and coming entrepreneur” award was shared by Shashi Reddy, CEO of Case-mate Inc., which makes custom cases for the handheld device case industry, and David Cummings, CEO and founder of Hannon Hill Corp. and CEO and co-founder of Pardot LLC .
Hannon Hill makes content management software and Pardot is a provider of on-demand interactive marketing solutions.
The “student of the year” award went to Matt Smith, chief information officer of Rank’em , a music-ranking platform allowing fans to determine the most popular songs of their favorite artists. Mr. Smith is a senior at Starr’s Mill High School.
A prestigious panel of judges selected the winners from some 70 entries.
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