Entrepreneur Of The Year awards and events

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.

Launched in Australia in 2001, Entrepreneur Of The Year is conducted annually in five regions and culminates in a national program.

Region 2014 Participating state/s
Central Region South Australia, Northern Territory
Eastern Region New South Wales,
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Region Queensland
Southern Region Victoria, Tasmania
Western Region Western Australia

Program benefits

Each year we ask our alumni what they gained from participating in the program. Some of the opportunities they tell us are the most valuable include:

  • Connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Enhancing your business' profile in Australia and internationally
  • Generating local and national media coverage
  • Being in the running to compete for the title of Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year and World Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Examining and evaluating your business
  • Congratulating staff for their contribution to your business success
  • Access to respected business leaders through the Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni, Champions of Entrepreneurship and independent judging panels
  • Reflecting, discussing and celebrating your entrepreneurial achievements
  • Access to complimentary EY business workshops