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Registrations of Interest for the 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme are now open, download a nomination form or read the nomination guide. In 2012 Bill Buckley of BSL Systems represented New Zealand at the world event in Monte Carlo, watch what Bill has to say .
Entrepreneur Of The Year country programs
Entrepreneur Of The Year is presented in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each year, the overall winner from each country gathers in Monte Carlo for the annual Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Find out more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year programs by selecting a country below:
Entrepreneur Of The Year Alumni - In the media
With their passion to succeed, entrepreneurs inspire others around them, creating jobs, improving communities and helping others reach their potential. Read more about their success..
On the move
Our New Zealand growth report provides a review of fast performing New Zealand companies that comprise the New Zealand SmallCap Index (NZX SCI). Read more
Innovating for the next three billion
Over the next two decades, rising per capita wealth in rapid-growth markets will generate a significant growth opportunity for multinational companies. Understanding this market, and developing products and services that meet its needs, will become a strategic priority that cannot be ignored. Read more
Entrepreneurship and innovation
At a time when entire economies and industries are reeling from the financial crisis, business leaders are struggling to balance the near-term needs of survival with the long-term demand to find new sources of growth. Never has the need to innovate and be entrepreneurial been more urgent. Read more
Nature or Nurture? Decoding the DNA of the entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs may be made rather than born, but our research has found that entrepreneurs will typically exhibit a combination of behaviours and attitudes. Read more
2013 New Zealand Entrepreneur Of The Year key dates
Nominations are open.
Friday 14 June
Wednesday 31 July
Finalists announcement function
Monday 19 August
Finalists workshop followed by dinner with Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni and sponsors
Tuesday 20 August
Finalists judging day
Monday 26 August
Category winners announcement
Wednesday 16 October
Category winners judging day
Thursday 17 October
Entrepreneur Of The Year awards at the Langham
2012 New Zealand Entrepreneur Of The Year
- Craig Heatley, founder of SKY TV is New Zealand's 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Read more.
- On Tuesday 21 August our finalists were put under scruitny by our independent judging panel. After some debate the judges made their decision on Category winners in this years' programme. Read more about our outstanding Category winners.
- On 2 August at our Auckland office, sixteen of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs were celebrated as finalists in the EOY program. Read more about these outstanding entrepreneurs.
2012 World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards
Ready to thrive in a fast changing world? Learn from the world's best entrepreneurs
When more than 50 of the world's best entrepreneurs gathered at our 2012 World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Monte Carlo, we asked them to share their wisdom on today's hottest topics.