Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price has been named the Entrepreneur of 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine, beating out a field of 9 other finalists to take the top prize, and landing himself on the cover of the magazine’s January issue.
The issue is on newsstands now.
When asked about how it felt to receive the award, Price said that he’s thankful for the people who helped get him to this point, and focused on the future.
“I’m just very thankful for our clients, for our team, and then also for our friends and family in the community; everyone that supports us,” he said in a statement emailed to GeekWire. “I’m looking at this not as any kind of end result to celebrate, but more just a stepping stone to get to our ultimate goal, which is to level the playing field and make payments and financial services and business services fair for independent business owners.”
Price, who GeekWire named its Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, started Gravity with his brother Lucas in 2003 when he was 19. Price, who grew up in rural Idaho and was homeschooled, is no stranger to awards. He was given the 2014 Seattle Business CEO Excellence Award and the 2010 SBA National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
He isn’t the only Entrepreneur of the Year in Seattle, though. USA Today awarded its award of the same name to Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman.
Previously on GeekWire: How this bootstrapper made it work: Great advice from Dan Price’s amazing startup journey