SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Pearl.com Founder & CEO Andy Kurtzig as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs and participate in the esteemed Builders + Innovators Summit”
Goldman Sachs selected Andy Kurtzig as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. Pearl.com was founded in 2003 by serial entrepreneur Andy Kurtzig as a way for his then-pregnant and worried wife to talk with an OB/GYN about her round-the-clock health concerns in a more convenient way. Today, the company has evolved into a platform for people around the world to communicate directly with verified professionals in hundreds of categories as varied as pet behavior and tax law to antique appraisal and computer repair, anytime, from anywhere, affordably.
"It is an honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs and participate in the esteemed Builders + Innovators Summit," said Kurtzig. "Our mission is to help people and I look forward to working with my fellow entrepreneurs to further our mission, foster more economic growth and create more jobs."
"We are honored to recognize Kurtzig as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013," said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. "This is the second year for the summit, and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs -- the builders and innovators -- from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world's economies through innovation."
For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
Pearl.com is the largest source for professional expertise online, providing access to 10,000 professionals in 700 fields, including doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, auto mechanics and tech specialists. Professionals provide quick and affordable answers to just about any question, anytime and from anywhere. The professionals on Pearl.com are not employees, contractors or agents of Pearl.com but rather independent professionals who use the site to communicate with customers. Founded in 2003, and based in San Francisco, the privately held company operates in 196 countries and 22 currencies. The mission of the company is simple and motivating – to help people. To learn more, please visit www.pearl.com, facebook.com/pearldotcom and follow us at twitter.com/Pearldotcom.