About Entrepreneur Of The Year
Of The Year program has been celebrating the ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses for nearly four decades. Founded in 1986, the program has recognized more than 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US and has expanded to nearly 60 countries globally. Explore the program history to learn more about the impact of these entrepreneurs.
The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those regional award winners compete for national recognition the following November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner then goes on to represent the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition the following June.
Every year, entrepreneurs from around the world are nominated to join a prestigious ecosystem of leaders through a yearlong program of service, support and invaluable connections. Business leaders participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program can access:
Representing the best of entrepreneurship:
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year honors founders, CEOs and leaders who demonstrate excellence in areas such as innovation, financial performance, social responsibility and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Starting at the regional and country level, each annual program concludes with a competition and announcement of an industry winner, an innovation winner and an overall winner. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who are successful, innovative entrepreneurs themselves.
Nominate a visionary:
Are you a founder, CEO or leader of a high-growth business and ready to join our global ecosystem of entrepreneurs? Nominate yourself or another leader for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ today.
Honoring the ambitious entrepreneurs building a better world for all.
Applications are available and must be submitted by March 1, 2024.