Accelerating Entrepreneurs

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Nominations are now closed

Accelerating Entrepreneurs* is part of EY’s commitment to helping high-potential entrepreneurs around the world scale up their business through one-to-one guidance, networking and insight sharing. The program is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to take the next steps on their growth journey towards becoming the global market leaders of tomorrow.


Latest news:

31.1.15: The final six participants have been announced. Congratulations to the six final Accelerating Entrepreneurs! We look forward to seeing you in Monaco this June.

Congratulations to our six accelerating entrepreneurs!

Idriss Al Rifai
United Arab Emirates

Sarah Kauss
Swell Bottle

Stefanie Kurniadi
Nasi Goreng Mafia

Ivaylo Penchev

Bulent Tekmen

Gossy Ukanwoke
BAU Research and Development


17.3.15: The shortlist has been announced! Thirty participants have been chosen from all over the world. The Growth Coaches are now reviewing these participants and will select the final six entrepreneurs who will be our guest in Monaco at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June.

Name Country Company
Olufemi Akintunde Nigeria Alpha Mead Facilities & Managment Services Ltd
Idriss Al Rifai United Arab Emirates MENA360
Mukund BS India Sriram Eco Raksha Computer Services Pvt Ltd
Kathy Cheng Canada Redwood Classics Apparel
Justin Clarke South Africa One Africa Media (Pty) Ltd
Paige Dellavalle USA Stella Valle
Marc Dfouni Lebanon Eastline Marketing
Gary Elphick Australia Disrupt.
Kara Goldin USA Hint water
Cilla Hegarty NZ NZ Tax Refunds Ltd
Audrey Joe-Ezigbo & Joseph Ezigbo Nigeria Falcon Corporation Limited
Gareth Jones Wales Carbon Zero Renewables
Sarah Kauss USA Swell Bottle
Calvin Kizana Indonesia PT. Inovidea Magna Global
Tomasz Kulakowski Poland CodiLime
Stefanie Kurniadi Indonesia Nasi Goreng Mafia
Perminder Malik India DLP India Edutech Private Limited
Sara McCraight UK MorphCostumes / Morphsuits
Robert Moore USA RJMetrics
Tanya Moss Mexico Tanya Moss SA de CV
Jenny Paradiso Australia Suntrix
Ivaylo Penchev Bulgaria Walltopia
Sarah-jane Peterschlingmann Australia ATech & Megamon
Eduardo Serna Mexico ProMedic
Andrew Smith and Shane Dryden South Africa Yuppiechef
Bulent Tekmen Turkey ininal
Martin Toth (Frascaroli) Argentina everywhere GmbH
Gossy Ukanwoke Nigeria BAU Research and Development
Simon Vostry Czech Republic ZOOM International
Kari Warberg Block USA Earthkind
Kyle Wong United States Pixlee




22.2.15: Accelerating Entrepreneurs  announces partnership with the EY Vantage Program. Our final participants will have an EY Vantage Advisor assigned to them for six weeks. Your advisor will work alongside you in your business to help address your biggest obstacles and create long-term business goals for growth.

See how EY Vantage Program worked with a business in South Africa.

For over 25 years we’ve recognized the world’s most dynamic and innovative entrepreneurs through our prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM award program. We also connect them throughout the year to influential business and government leaders, investors and advisors from across the globe at our EY Strategic Growth Forums.

Our commitment to the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program allows us to support the next generation of entrepreneurial high-growth companies looking to scale into new markets. We use our convening power and world-class network to connect them with answers to the challenges they will face on their journey.

*This program was previously called Ready, Set, Grow