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EY Strategic
Growth Forum

November 12–16, 2014
JW Marriott
Palm Desert, CA

Congratulations to our winners!

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Mark Friedman
Founder and CEO


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Kendra Scott
Founder and CEO
Kendra Scott Design, Inc.

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Aubra Franklin
Chairman and CEO
Franklin Companies

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Susan Franklin
Franklin Companies

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Gay Gaddis
Founder and CEO
T3 (The Think Tank)

Supporters of Entrepreneurship


Roland Swenson



Hugh Forrest
SXSW Interactive

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Louis Black

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Nick Barbaro


Tingari-Silverton Foundation
Social Entrepreneur Changemaker


Suzi Sosa


Sponsorship carries many benefits

Becoming a sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program will provide your company with significant exposure to your target audience and a chance to build new relationships throughout Central Texas.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available – ranging from unlimited access to CEO interviews to exposure, promotion and participation at regional finalist receptions and / or black-tie awards gala. Please contact Teri Steffek, Program Manager, to discuss sponsorship levels and associated benefits.

The generous support of our sponsors makes the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program a success in the Central Texas area.

Nominate a deserving entrepreneur

They’re all around us — maybe you’re one of them. Entrepreneurs are nothing if not diligent, often relentless in pursuit of their dreams. But often what’s missing is the recognition that they deserve.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur yourself or you know one, it’s time for recognition. And what better avenue than one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.

Nominate someone today for the 2015 program!

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Central Texas award recipients announced

Congratulations to the EY National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 finalists from Central Texas. Glenn Garland, Co-founder and President, and Jim Stimmel, Co-founder and Executive Vice President, CLEAResult, based in Austin, Texas were named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources finalists. Rony Kahan, CEO and Co-founder, and Paul Forster, Senior Advisor and Co-Founder, Indeed, based in Austin, Texas were named The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Technology finalists.

Finalists and award recipients were honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards gala, the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs, Calif. The Forum is the nation's premier gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and from more than 250 regional award recipients. To learn more about the EY National Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy.