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30 years of ingenuity
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Welcome to the Orange County program

Announcing the finalists!

Congratulations to this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists in Orange County! Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced at a formal Awards Gala on Friday, June 17, with over 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort.

Click here to purchase tickets to the awards gala


Key program dates

Nominations accepted
December 8, 2015–March 11, 2016

Semifinalists Interviews with EY
April 11-22, 2016

Semifinalists Interviews with Judges
May 5, 2016

Finalists video interviews
May 23-24, 2016

Awards Gala
June 17, 2016 – St. Regis

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 16-20, 2016
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Orange County award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

Orange County 2015 EOY gala photo

Contact us

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

Kim Letch photo

Kim Letch
Orange County
Program Director

Jon Smith photo

Jon Smith
Orange County
Program Director

Tania Soudah

Tania Soudah
Orange County
Program Manager

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams
Orange County
Program Coordinator