The Ideals Entrepreneurs Awards
They recognize and promote three entrepreneurs who stand out for their contribution to the community, their business model and especially those who undertake without giving up the most human ideals to achieve it.
Defense of Human Ideals – Contribution to the Community – Business Model
These are the winners in the first edition
D&M Cotton Candy
David and Mauricio got together to create a company and employ people with disabilities like them.
Adolf Sax Local Musician
Adolf Sax was recognized for your courage in choosing culture, music, as a means to undertake in your personal and professional life.
La Carmelina, Cultural Center
La Carmelina is recognized for its business model: inclusive, full of ideals and outstanding in community building.
The first delivery was made on Friday, January 21, in Rionegro and
El Carmen de Viboral, Colombia.
The Entrepreneurs of Ideals Award was founded by Manolo Betancur, a businessman born in Carmen de Viboral, a renowned philanthropist and social activist in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. For Manolo these awards are a dream come true after emigrating to the United States more than 20 years ago. It is the seed that I had always wanted to sow.
Who is behind the award
Manolo Betancur, owner of Manolo’s Bakery. He was named “The Hero of Bread” by winning the World Bread Hero USA 2021 award given by the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). He is the owner of Manolo’s Latin Bakery, a retired Colombian Navy officer, a graduate of King’s University in Tennessee and Stanford University in California.
Press release and photos of the award ceremony
Idea Entrepreneur and community activist in Charlotte, NC. US
- Manolos Bakery
- Artisen Gelato
- Made In America By Immigrant Hands