Mike Evans to Receive Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at CEO National Conference

Mike Evans of Grubhub will be inducted into the CEO Hall of Fame as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 CEO National Conference.
Sept. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Chicago native and MIT graduate Mike Evans will be awarded  Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference November 2nd. Evans is co-founder and COO of Grubhub, the answer to “Who Delivers?"  Now in more than 300 American cities, Grubhub has blossomed from an idea on a napkin to a service that serves over 1,000,000 people and gives access to over 250,000 restaurant menus. Evans will join a prestigious list of successful entrepreneurs as he is inducted into the CEO Hall of Fame, including Steve Wozniak, Michael Ferro, Patrick Byrne, Doris Christopher, John Hughes, Michael DeLazzer, and Jeff Hoffman.  

Just as 60 hopefuls will enter their business ideas into the 2012 National Elevator Pitch Competition at the National Conference, Grubhub started off as an entry in a business plan competition.  In 2006, Mike Evans and Matt Maloney won first place in the University of Chicago Edward L. Kaplan New Ventyre Challenge with their business plan idea for Grubub.

Mike’s idea for Grubhub came from a frustration he experienced while attempting to find local restaurants that would deliver food.  After yet another bad delivery experience, he started writing the original version of Grubhub, and from there the company was bootstrapped until winning the business plan competition and then securing an initial round of funding.  To date, Grubhub has raised $84 million in capital.

Evans will speak in front of over 1200 entrepreneurial minded college students, faculty, and entrepreneurs.  The conference is open to all college students and the public.  Registration is currently open: http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-national-ceo-conference/...

For more information about the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, visit c-e-o.org.  Article by Michael Luchies, CEO National Growth & Programs Manager.
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