August 26, 2016
Class of 2016

40 under 40: Joe Bush

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40 Under Forty winners (from left) Ryan Leary, Michael Herbert, Nicole Zea and Joe Bush

Since becoming WCTI's executive director last year, Bush led the organization from a virtual network broker to a full-fledged business incubator, establishing a facility and cultivating a community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. He continues to grow its physical and network resources.

Previously, Bush raised funds for and coordinated a solar workforce training program, led student research projects on using open-source electronics for energy and environmental monitoring, and helped write the the first course curricula on energy infrastructure at Bronx Community College. During that time he also helped start a green-chemical company through the National Science Foundation I-Corps program.

By the time I am 50, I would like to have accomplished... having my children still want to hang out with me.

What would you like to tell your 10-year-old self? Learn to code. Buy and hold. Spend more time with Dad.

If you could have dinner with any four people, who would they be? Carl Sagan, Vannevar Bush (my great grandfather), Bill Gates, Isaac Asimov.

Where do you get motivation? I have no excuse not to do my best.

Meet the other 40 Under Forty winners

Matthew Abraham - Tighe & Bond Inc. in Worcester

Kola A. Akindele - UMass Medical School in Worcester

William E. Aubuchon, IV - Aubuchon Hardware in Westminster

Amanda Marie Baer - Mirick O'Connell in Westborough

Elizabeth Belliveau - Enlightened Interventions & Union Street Yoga in Worcester

Nicholas J. Carbone - Boyle & Carbone, P.C. in Fitchburg

Christof Chartier - C.M. Chartier Contracting in Templeton

Rob Cleary - ClearCom IT Solutions Inc. in Leicester

Emily DeGray - Residential Mortgage Services in Sturbridge & Worcester

Alexander Dunn - Skyscope in Worcester

Peter Dunn - Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

Amadeus Finlay - BlueHive Inc. in Worcester

Tiffany Gallo - Cutler Associates, Inc. in Worcester

Carly A. Gould - Reliant Medical Group in Worcester

Hawley Harrigan - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest in Worcester

Michael Herbert - Town of Ashland

Julie Holstrom - Worcester Business Development Corp.

Miriam Hyder - Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester

Kham Inthirath - Envision Digital Group in Worcester

Isabelle Jenkins - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Renee King - The Queen's Cup in Millbury

Oriola Koci - Livia's Dish & Altea's Brunch in Worcester

Ryan Leary - Running Start Coworking in Worcester

D. Andrew McBeth - Green Leaf Construction in Leominster

Paul Medeiros - Easter Seals Massachusetts in Worcester

Bob Miller - Tegra Medical in Franklin

Jonathan Miller - YOU, Inc. in Worcester

Amanda Misilo - Commerce Bank in Worcester

Jasmine Jina Ortiz - Keller Williams of Greater Worcester in Worcester

Amy Peterson - DCU Center in Worcester

Katherine Pittinger - Worcester Fitness

Douglas T. Radigan - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Worcester

Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk - Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester

Dr. Brian Sullivan, MD - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester

Evis Wilmes Terpollari - Veterans Inc. in Worcester

Brian Treitman - B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge

James A. Valis - Blackstone Valley Wealth Management in Hopkinton

Stephanie Weagle - Corero Network Security in Hudson

Nicole Zea - Saint Gobain Superabrasives in Worcester

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