2008 SLentrepreneur of the Year Award to be Decided by SL Residents

December 1st, 2008  |  Published in SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles  |  8 Comments

WWW.SLENTRE.COM Presents the 2008 SLentrepreneur of the Year Award Competition and Awards Ceremony Culminating With Second Life Performance by SL’s Rolling Stones Saturday December 20, 2008

Premier Second Life magazine SLentrepreneur presents nominees for 2008 Second Life Entrepreneur of the Year – voting begins now and runs through December 19. Winners to be announced at 2008 Second Life Entrepreneur Award Ceremony (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Metaverse%20City/175/79/32) December 20 at 1pm SLT.

December 1, 2008 – Contrary to popular perception, Second Life™ is not just a space for fun and games; virtual entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes have been hawking their wares and developing innovative marketing techniques since the popular virtual world launched in June 2003. And today, SLentrepreneur (WWW.SLENTRE.COM), Second Life’s premier journal dedicated to covering the best and most compelling SL entrepreneurs and their products, announced 13 nominees for the 2008 SLentrepreneur of the Year Award (SLEAC). SL residents are encouraged to learn more about their favorite candidate at the 2008 SLentrepreneur Portrait Gallery in the SLENTRE.COM office in Second Life [http://slurl.com/secondlife/Experience%20Italy%20E/30/162/30], where individual profiles and photos are now available for further investigation and consideration.

Voting begins online (http://www.slentre.com/vote-here-for-the-2008-slentrepreneur-of-the-year-award-winner-announced-dec-20th/) today, Monday December 1, and runs through Friday, December 19. The 13 nominees include (in no particular order):
Mimi Juneau
Riddik Straaf
Rusch Raymaker
Vette DeCuir
Robustus Hax
Hunter Glass
Hehehehe Noarlunga
Dakota Neumann
Saffia Widdershins
Sachi Vixen
Zaplok Riggles
Peter Stindberg

Created and conceived in January 2008 by Publisher and Editor, Avarie Parker, SLentrepreneur Magazine is a collaborative project made possible by an international team of Second Life residents and writers devoted to covering in-world entrepreneurs and business innovations. The 2008 SLEAC Awards represents nearly a year’s worth of celebrating the best of Second Life’s entrepreneurs. In Parker’s own words:
“I am very excited that SLENTRE will be honoring one of our nominated Second Life entrepreneurs as the SLentrepreneur of the Year 2008. The business men and women we chose to profile and nominate were suggested by SL residents and represent a select group of insiders that make a difference in the everyday lives of an active and vibrant SL community.”

Once voting has been closed and counts have been tallied, SLentrepreneur will be hosting what some have termed the “most exclusive party of the year,” at the 2008 SLEAC Ceremony Saturday, December 20. The event will take place at Madison Cube Garden in Second Life [http://slurl.com/secondlife/Metaverse%20City/175/79/32], beginning with a Black Tie (formal) Meet and Greet at 1:00PM SLT and overseen by our very own Master of Ceremonies, Sigmund Leominster (SLENTRE.COM News Editor and Writer). All 13 nominees will be present and the 3 highest ranking entrepreneurs will be honored with awards. The grand prize for the top vote-getter includes a complimentary 12 month advertising package through WWW.SLENTRE.COM.

Regular SLentrepreneur readers and subscribers will also have a chance to win big at the 2008 SLEAC. During the week prior to the ceremony, a random drawing among all current SLENTRE email subscribers will be conducted and one lucky winner will be awarded 10K linden dollars. The winner will be offered the opportunity to accept the cash prize at the awards ceremony as well as give a brief acceptance speech live and in person during Saturday’s performance.
Once awards and speeches have concluded, the celebration continues as SLENTRE.Com will be hosting a very special LIVE performance by Second Life’s version of The Rolling Stones. Sponsored by Cutting Edge Concerts [http://myweb.westnet.com.au/rtvaust/], this gig is consistently described as “one of the best performances going in SL.” The entire event will be taped live by our sponsor Metaverse-TV and an edited on-demand version will be made available for later viewing. Also, all SLentrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony attendees will receive a SLEAC Virtual Gift Bag comprised of virtual goodies generously donated by WWW.SLENTRE.COM, our nominees and sponsors. Arrive early to claim your complimentary prize!

Slentrepreneur Magazine is proud to present and honor the year’s best in virtual entrepreneurship and the journal’s continuing success is a testament to the fact that Second Life can offer more than gratuitous sleaze and escape. As SLENTRE.COM News Editor and SLEAC Master of Ceremonies puts it:
“In a year of writing for SLentrepreneur, I can honestly say that although the real world press often focuses on the trivial, salacious and more shocking elements of Second Life, the nominees we talk to have vision, strength of purpose and they add immense value to the whole SL experience. These are the real stories of Second Life and they deserve to be told.”
Official 2008 SLENTRE.COM SLentrepreneur Awards Ceremony Schedule:
Black Tie Meet and Greet at 1PM SLT/PST
Awards Ceremony from 1:30PM-2PM SLT/PST
The Rolling Stones Perform Live from 2PM-3PM SLT/PST


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