EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Orange County regional program

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Semifinalists announced!

View the full list of our 2014 semifinalists here.

Nominations are closed for 2014. Watch for the announcement of finalists on May 12.


Recommend an entrepreneur for 2015

2014 Orange County Key Dates

January 6, 2014 Nominations open
March 14, 2014 Nominations close (NO EXTENSION)
March 28, 2014 Semifinalists announced!
May 8, 2014 Finalists selection
June 4, 2014 Awards gala, The St. Regis Resort, Laguna Niguel
(winners announced)


Sponsoring Entrepreneur Of The Year puts your company in touch with a targeted group of decision-makers. Because the program attracts thousands of founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies each year, your company will have a powerful opportunity to increase your visibility and build relationships with an elite target audience. No other program offers one-on-one interaction opportunities with this audience of top executives.

For complete details, along with various sponsorship options to fit your needs, contact Kathy Beckman at (949) 437-0236 or kathy.beckman@ey.com.

Congratulations to the 2013 Award Recipients!

June 6, 2013 - EY announced 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients at 550 person Gala at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Niguel, CA.


Orange County 2013 EOY winners

From left to right: Kim Letch, EY; Hezy Shaked, Tilly's; Jerry Paolone, MagnaFlow Exhaust Products; Anand Nallathambi, CoreLogic; Heidi Golledge, CyberCoders & CareerBliss; Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts; Ismael Kotob, Villa Park High School; Joseph Renton, System & Software Enterprises; Christine Devine, Fox 11 News.

Honoring world-class entrepreneurs for 28 years

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) awards program is the premier mark of world-class individuals leading world-class companies. It is a competitive award with an independently-governed judging panel and a precise due diligence process that positions it above all others. It recognizes leaders who are driving successful, innovative businesses and celebrates their exemplary performance.

Through the program, applicants can leverage new business, expand networks, broaden and diversify their public relations and media opportunities, and meet hard-to-reach peers with a wealth of knowledge to share.

There are 25 regional programs. All winners are crowned in June and move forward to compete for national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in November.