SILVER SPRING, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pamela W. Hopkins, founder, president and CEO of DataSource, Inc., has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young LLP. DataSource is a Silver Spring, MD-based software development firm that specializes in e-Commerce/e-Gov solutions and N-Tier technology. Since establishing the company in 1994, Hopkins has led DataSource to nearly 7,000 percent growth. "I'm surprised and delighted to receive this award," Hopkins said. "We've come so far, so fast, and it's thrilling for DataSource to be recognized in this way." DataSource provides custom software development, systems integration and network services to commercial and government clients. Since the company's founding, Hopkins has continually worked to expand DataSource's capabilities in order to remain competitive in the local environment. While managing 800 percent growth last year, for instance, Hopkins diversified DataSource's offerings by providing cutting-edge, end-to-end e-Commerce solutions for commercial clients as well as e-Gov solutions for government clients. DataSource is currently self-funding research and development efforts. Hopkins says she expects the company to have a product offering ready by second quarter 2001 which will incorporate business-to-business wireless technologies and other Internet-based technologies. Now in its sixth year, DataSource is firmly on the way to realizing Hopkins's vision: a company whose core competencies comprise complementary products and services. Her outlook for DataSource is extremely bright, and she expects the company to be at $100 million within 5 years.
SOURCE DataSource, Inc.