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30 years of ingenuity
in America

Welcome to the
Central Texas program

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, and as we kick off our search for the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, we invite you to nominate someone in your community, or even yourself, to be named among the next generation of legacy builders. Since 1986, EY has honored the entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have benefited us all.

Entrepreneurs are not easily defined. They are men and women, old and young, educated in the Ivy League and at the School of Hard Knocks. This much about them is consistent, however: They are visionaries. They are people of passion. And they have the ambition, drive and talent to take an idea and create a market where none existed before. 

If you’ve been inspired by a successful entrepreneur in your community — or are one yourself — submit a nomination for our Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Program. Applications will be accepted until March 11, 2016.  Click here to access the online application site or download the nomination materials.

Congratulations to our Central Texas EY Entrepreneur Of the Year 2015 National Award winners!

Distribution and Manufacturing

Berto Guerra
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Avanzar Interior Technologies, LTD
San Antonio, TX

Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources

Eric Dee Long
Chief Executive Officer
USA Compression
Austin, TX

Key program dates

Nominations accepted
December 8, 2015–March 11, 2016

Central Texas gala
Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 16-20, 2016
Palm Springs, CA

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Central Texas award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Teri Steffek Tafuro
Central Texas
Program Manager
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1623


Taylor Sisson
Program Director
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1680


Amy Contreras
Host, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
+1 210 242 7149