Accomplishment Highlights:

  • Youngest ever minority CEO of publicly-held company
  • Companies have raised, been sold for, and earned over $1M
  • Bestselling author
  • Business Week 25 under 25 and Inc. 30 under 30
  • Recognized in top national press
  • Businesses that are changing the world through innovation, improving the environment, and helping the world’s poor.
  • yellow square
  • Alexandra Mysoor
  • Jake Nickell
  • Hezekiah Griggs
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Jeremy Johnson
  • red square
  • Hiten Shah
  • Duane Spires

Alan Blake

At age 21, Alan Blake founded a dot com that ultimately raised $4 million and employed 50 people. Although the company closed its doors during the bursting of Internet bubble, Alan's entrepreneurial spirit was undaunted.

He later co-founded a company whose mission was to market the first commercially available biotech animal in the world: a glow-in-the-dark pet fish. "GloFish” hit the market in a tidal wave of international publicity generating over 500 million media impressions. They are one of the bestselling ornamental fish in the world and now available across the US, including Wal-Mart, PetSmart, PETCO, and all regional chains that sell fish. Alan continues to manage the company’s daily operations as its CEO.