Cali Bamboo Awards & Recognition


Cali Bamboo Founders Finalists for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Cali Bamboo founders Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood have been announced as 2008 finalists for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the San Diego Region:

“It is such an unexpected honor to be recognized in this manner and to be mentioned along with so many prestigious organizations” says Goldberg who founded the company in 2004 while at the tale end of a year long surf trip with college friend Haigwood.

“It’s nice to have years of hard work be recognized, it’s a tremendous honor,” says Haigwood.

Winners will be announced on June 9th in San Diego.

Cali Bamboo’s founders are also finalists for two more awards through the San Diego Chamber of Commerce: "Outstanding Emerging Business of the Year" Award as well as "Most Innovative Product or Marketing" Award.  Winners will be announced May 28.


Cali Bamboo's mission is to promote the use of bamboo as a new material for everyday products. The San Diego-based company was founded in 2004 to make a difference in the future of the planet by providing alternative, effective products made from renewable resources.

About Ernst and Young

Celebrating entrepreneurs and the businesses they build and grow has been a priority for Ernst & Young for more than two decades. They continue this distinguished tradition through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year — the most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards recognize the men and women who excel at growing and sustaining market-leading businesses. They are pioneers and innovators – people like Michael Dell of Dell Inc.; Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.; Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines; Jim McCann of; Richard Caruso of Integra LifeSciences Corp.; and Isaac Larian of MGA Entertainment.

About the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. With more than 3,000 members, the Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in public policy and providing valuable resources to its members. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business advocacy group founded more than a century ago.

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