DataSource CEO Pamela Hopkins Named Entrepreneur of the Year; Ernst & Young Honors Software Firm Founder

Jun 29, 2000, 01:00 ET from DataSource, Inc.

    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.