EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Florida regional awards

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Visionaries. Game changers.
Those who change our lives every day, in every way.


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. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program wants to recognize you for it.

Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2015. Click the button below to access the online application site or download the nomination materials.

Key dates

Entrepreneur Of The Year Applications due
March 6, 2015

Finalist receptions
All are 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 11, 2015 – Jacksonville
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – Orlando
Monday, May 18, 2015 – Tampa
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – South Florida

Florida Awards gala (black-tie)
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL 33896

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 11-15, 2015
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Congratulations to all of our Florida award recipients who competed against 250+ companies from all across the United States on Saturday, November 15, 2014 for the title of US Entrepreneur Of The Year. A special congratulation goes out to the following individuals!

To see the complete list of US award recipients, please click here.

2014 National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists
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 Bobby Harris, President and CEO – BlueGrace Logistics

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Financial Services

John Kanas, Chairman and CEO – BankUnited

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Real Estate, Construction and Lodging

Kevin Sheehan, President and CEO – Norwegian Cruise Lines

Did you know?

The Florida program includes the entire state of Florida. We've participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Program since 1986 and have had many of our regional winners go on to win national awards. One Florida award recipient, Wayne Huizenga of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., was named World Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2005.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of participation in this exciting program.