Ernst & Young Collaborates with the California Foundation Fund to award young entrepreneur

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program takes place in more than 50 countries around the world.  It has become the hallmark for success for recognizing entrepreneurs.  On June 13, 2013 the California Foundation Fund and Ernst & Young Collaborated to recognize an inspirational young entrepreneur and winner of this year’s San Diego County Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarship Competition.  1st place Bethany Shedrick of High Tech High brightened the stage along a group incredibly passionate CEOs.  Bethany’s winning business plan was based on a consumer apparel company Bco. Her business concept was unique in that it included giving back 20% of the company’s profits to help educate under-resourced communities.

“Where sporty and sophisticated, embrace’s indigenous and Aboriginal inspired handbags for Woman between the ages of 25-45. BCo. is an aspiring Avant-Garde brand which appeals to those professionals who seek a timeless look and a splash of color and pattern to their conservative attire.”

The winners of this year’s award were:

Youth Entrepreneur category:

Bethany Shedrick, CEO
Bco., Chula Vista

Business Services category:

Kim Reed Perell, CEO
Adconion Direct, San Diego

Technology category:

Tom Tullie, CEO & Chairman of the Board
ecoATM, San Diego

Consumer Products & Services category:

Gary Rayner, CEO
LifeProof, San Diego

Life Sciences category:

Gerald Proehl, President & CEO
Santarus, Inc., San Diego

Medical Products & Services category:

Mary Fisher, CEO
SkinMedica, Carlsbad

Family Business category:

Kelly Grismer, President and Chad Grismer, CEO
The Wheat Group Inc., San Diego