EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

San Diego and Imperial Counties 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 19.


Recommend an entrepreneur for 2015

2014 San Diego Key Dates

January 6, 2014 Nominations open
March 14, 2014 Nominations close (NO EXTENSION)
March 26, 2014 Semifinalists announced!
May 14, 2014 Finalists selection
June 17, 2014 The Grand Del Mar


Sponsorship of 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 options to fit your needs, contact Kathy Beckman at (949) 437-0236 or kathy.beckman@ey.com.

Congratulations to the 2013 Award Recipients!

June 13, 2013 - EY announced the 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients at 450 person Gala at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla, CA.

Photo San Diego 2013 Award Recipients

From left to right: Sandra Maas, KUSI News; Gerald Proehl, Santarus; Bethany Shedrick, High Tech High School; Gary Rayner, LifeProof; Kelly Grismer, The Wheat Group; Tom Tullie, ecoATM; Mary Fisher, SkinMedica; Chad Grismer, The Wheat Group; Kim Reed Perell, Adconion Direct; and Tim Holl, EY.

June 13, 2013 - EY announces 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients among nearly 500 guests at The Hyatt Regency Aventine in La Jolla, CA. Read more

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.