Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2018

Photo via Pursuit.

To say 2018 was a big year for Pursuit Founder Nate DeMars is really an understatement. Expansions and historic partnerships marked a calendar year full of accomplishments. 

Pursuit started the year on the global stage with a partnership to outfit the USA Men’s Curling Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics. DeMars and his team also helped to outfit another high-profile group of athletes as the  ‘Official Matchday Suit Partner’ of the Columbus Crew SC. 

Fall brought the retailer’s expansion to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, while Pursuit closed out the year being voted the Top Fashion & Apparel Store in the city by Columbus Underground readers for the second year in a row. 

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  1. Nate DeMars – Pursuit
  2. Joe DeLoss – Hot Chicken Takeover
  3. Adam Benner – Land-Grant Brewing Company
  4. Alex Frommeyer – Beam Dental
  5. Ilya Bodner – Bold Penguin
  6. Olivera Bratich – Wholly Craft / Surprise
  7. Joe Kahn – Condado Tacos
  8. Madison Mikhail Bush – POINT App
  9. Angela Petro – Two Caterers / Sweet Carrot / The Fives
  10. Catie Randazzo – Ambrose & Eve

Flashback: Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 – Claire Coder
Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – Blake Compton
Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 – Joe DeLoss
Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 – Mikey Sorboro
Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 – Elizabeth Lessner

Note: Our “Best of 2018″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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Susan is the editor of and associate editor of, and also covers small business and entrepreneurial news and the food scene in Central Ohio. Susan holds a degree in Communication with a minor in Professional Writing from The Ohio State University. She sits on the board of the Central Ohio Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and loves coffee, whiskey, cooking and spending time with friends and family.