Limor Fried of Adafruit named 2012 Entrepreneur of the year

Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 in Editorial by DP


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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One Response to “Limor Fried of Adafruit named 2012 Entrepreneur of the year”

  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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