Limor Fried of Adafruit named 2012 Entrepreneur of the year

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Ladyada

Limor Fried (aka Ladyada) founder of Adafruit was named Entrepreneur of 2012 by the Entrepreneur Magazine. We really appreciate everything the Adafruit team does to carve out a space for the Open Hardware industry. Congratulations to Limor!

With $10,000 her parents had allocated for her tuition, Fried bought a bulk quantity of parts and began assembling and selling her kits, making about $10 on each unit. In the beginning, running the company consisted of shipping a couple of packages a day from the 24-hour post office next door to her dorm. As orders increased, she hired friends; before she knew it, she was designing a new project every week around newfangled components like gyrometric sensors, solar panels and thermal printers.

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  1. David says:

    Ian, I think a lime-green hair job will really put you on the map. C’mon – do it! Make a Kickstarter project to pay for it. That’ll make the farce twice as good…

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