25. Dave Grandin
President and CEO
What We Like: He’s got two decades of experience in leading teams and most recently founded Kayo Technology, which specializes in physical therapy technology that helps track rehabilitation. Grandin’s always been into sports. He founded Avid Sports in 1996, not to mention he lettered in swimming at UW.
Bragging Rights: With new investors including Wisconsin native and former pro golfer Andy North and Orange Shoe Personal Fitness founder Josh Martin, among others, Grandin says 2013 has been a foundational year for Kayo. “We’ve raised the money and we really have gone from startup concept to a real company employing ten people.”