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Those who change our lives every day, in every way.

Nominate someone for 2015

As we begin our 2015 search for the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, we hope you’ll share the vision and nominate someone in your community, or even yourself, to be named among the next generation of business leaders. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2015


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Nomination tips



Greater Washington
Program Director

Dan Kotter Greater Washington Program Director

Dan Kotter
McLean, Virginia
+1 703 747 1855

Greater Washington
Program Manager

Program Manager Carrie Petersik

Carrie Petersik
McLean, Virginia
+1 703 747 1702

Greater Washington
Program Coordinator


Harry Talmage
McLean, Virginia
+1 703 747 0232



Program geography

Virginia, Washington DC and Montgomery County, MD

Key dates

Entrepreneur Of The Year Reception
Wednesday, January 14
5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
matchbox (Fairfax location)

Nomination deadline
Friday, March 6
5:00 p.m.

Announcement of finalists
Friday, May 1
12:00 p.m.

Finalist Reception
Wednesday, May 13
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Congressional Country Club

Finalist video interviews
May 14–Friday, May 15
Thirty minutes each
EY McLean Office

Awards gala
Thursday, June 18
6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards gala
November 11–15
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA