EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
What do the judges look for?
Independent panels of judges in each region comprise business and community leaders, educators and past award winners. They evaluate nominations on a wide range of criteria, including:
- Financial performance: A strong track record of financial performance, including raising equity and debt financing.
- Vision: The ability to create a business concept and implement it effectively.
- Leadership: The focus and strength of character that enable the entrepreneur to move forward and inspire a team to do the same.
- Innovation: Driving business success by pioneering new approaches and investing in ongoing research and development.
- Personal integrity and influence: Knowing that commitment and responsibility aren’t confined to business, and putting energy and resources to work in giving back to the community.
- Entrepreneurial spirit: Setting high standards and demonstrating a desire to succeed, taking risks, overcoming significant obstacles, learning from experience and demonstrating perseverance.