My name is Eli Portnoy and as of this post I am 25 years old. I am originally from Mexico City and I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

I was selected as one of the top 20 young entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek.com this past year, and about a month ago Inc. magazine named me the 21st coolest young entrepreneur.  I have also been quoted in StaffingIndustry.com, WorkforceManagment.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other publications.

About 12 months ago I set off on the most exciting journey of my life; I started a company. Over the next few months I will recount how we went about building, developing and creating Emerging Demographics Inc. Some days were fantastic and others were terrible, but through thick and thin we stuck through it and we lived to tell about it. Please feel free to write me or comment on any of the issues I discuss, as I would like this to be a platform for communication, rather than a static page.


4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. yoga  |  September 26, 2006 at 6:28 am

    hi eli,

    it is great to know someone in 25 done some great achievement 🙂

    well, actually i am about to start a startup company and has deal a funding commitment with angel investor. do you have any tips on how to recruit employees, especially when they ask about career plan or benefits working on my startup?

    thnx eli 🙂

  • 2. Tom Lewicki  |  September 27, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Hi, do you have any reading references you can sugest regarding attracting a CEO for an early stage startup? By early stage I mean that we have developed an advance engineering prototype (and have patents) under Phase II SBIR ready for commercialization efforts. We lack the comercialiation leadeship experience necessary to take next steps.

    Would appreciate any links or reading suggestions.


  • […] gün Techcrunch ile ilgili fikirlerimi belirtmiştim. Bugünde Eli Portnoy blog’unda Michael Arrington‘a sevgilerini sunmuş. Techcrunch ekibi bu kafa ile devam […]

  • 4. Kenneth Harris  |  March 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I am a soldier who would like to startup a security company weather it protecting our border or inner parimeter. please call me at 704-641-1810 it would be an honor to speak with you.


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