WWW.SLENTRE.COM Magazine Presents SLentrepreneur of the Year Award

February 20th, 2008  |  Published in SLentrepreneur of the Year Award  |  5 Comments

By Sigmund Leominster



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

—Mark Twain

SLentrepreneur has established its own Second Life Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Our aim is to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made a significant impact on SL economy and culture.

Nominations are open to all SL residents.

During the year, we will profile the best of the submissions in our SLentre – Second Life Profiles section of the website. This will lead to a grand finale at the end of the year, when the 2008 winner and winners of additional rewards will be announced.at a gala event attended by the nominees, SL’s premiere businesspeople, and representatives from Second Life media outlets.


How to apply

Simply send the name of your candidate in an e-mail to Avarie Parker at avarie.parker@gmail.com, along with a photograph (optional) and a list of the nominee’s achievements. Good luck, from SLentrepreneur Magazine!


Criteria for Judging

So, what will the judges be looking for? Here are just a few of the criteria we will use to determine The SL Entrepreneur of the Year.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Is there evidence of balanced risk-taking?
  • Does the individual show perseverance in adversity?
  • Is there a spirit of teamwork?


  • Is the product/service original and creative?
  • Are new techniques or business models used?

Personal Integrity and Leadership

  • Does the entrepreneur show leadership skills?
  • Does the entrepreneur inspire a sense of loyalty in staff and colleagues?

Financial Performance

  • What is the rate of growth of the enterprise?
  • Are current operations sustainable?
  • Does the business help generate SL wealth?

Strategic Direction

  • Does the entrepreneur have a plan for expansion and sustainability?
  • Are there significant opportunities for growth?

Second Life Impact

  • Does the entrepreneur have a significant impact on the SL economy?
  • Does the entrepreneur’s business provide examples of cooperation with and synergy with other businesses and SL organizations?
  • Has the entrepreneur shown significant support to nonprofit organizations and charities in Second Life and the real world?


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