Forty-six companies and individuals from the Roanoke Region are finalists for the Gap 50 Awards, including Handshake 2.0, which is owned by Anne Clelland, the Business Advice columnist for FRONT.
The Center for Innovation and Technology sponsors the awards, which go to 50 entrepreneurs who have created companies in life sciences, technology and energy. Finalists have received at least three nominations. there are 269 nominations from across the state.
Among other notables are Sam English of AttentionPoint, Cameron Johnson of Cameron Johnson Inc., Brandon Croy of Cloud Conservatory, Nathan Latka of Lejure, Doug Juanarena of Rackspace, Johathan Hagamier of Interactive Achievement, Dave Malone of MoGo Mobile, Russ Ellis of Excellos, Ken Ferris of Brookwood Management (among many businesses), Bob Summers of Friendeo, Vinod Chachra of VTLS and many others, whom you can view here.