EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
What is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year?
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.
In MENA, 2 national programs will take place (Jordan & Jeddah). The winners are going to present their countries at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in June in Monte Carlo.
Benefits of entering
- Opportunity to join an unparalled local, national and global network of entrepreneurs
- Three opportunities to excel – from regional to world success
- The events and activities associated with the program offer insights to support your business in achieving its full potential
- By entering the program you join an elite alumni which gives you access to technical workshops, thought leadership and the opportunity to meet valuable contacts including potential customers, investors, partners and acquisition targets and buyers
- Judged by high profile entrepreneurs and business advisors
- Significant profile raising through regional and national media coverage
What it takes to win
You will be judged by other entrepreneurs and business people, who understand the challenges you and your team face. You will exemplify entrepreneurial skills with the judges basing their decisions on whether you have the ‘E-factor’:
- Entrepreneurial spirit: high standards; risk taking; overcoming obstacles and perseverance
- Innovation: pioneering new approaches; ability to adapt; research and development
- Strategic direction: developing a vision; goals for future growth; measuring progress
- Leading and building teams: employing best teams; company culture; leadership qualities
- Financial performance: managing cash flow; long-term sustainability; re-investment of profit
- National or global impact: impact on the business world in terms of revenue, operations and influence
- Individual and/or corporate social responsibility: values; approach to relationships; involvement in the wider community.