Efficient Energy America (E2) received the prestigious 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for their innovative energy-saving technology for HVAC systems. The award was announced Friday, May 20, as part of the annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards event at UNCW.
The awards, hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, recognize southeastern North Carolina's most promising regional businesses. Ten category winners are selected for the event in which judges are then asked to consider which business they would choose to invest in when selecting the Entrepreneur of the Year. "We are really excited about our business," said E2 CEO Dara O'Neil, "But I was blown away by the quality of the other winners." E2 is projected to generate $10 million in revenue this year.
The ten winners included Glide Bikes, Manufacturing Methods, WellCare, Cape Fear Rainwater Solutions, Advanced Maintenance, LINC, Efficient Energy America, Frank Deals, Flow Sciences and Custom Fit Meals.