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Welcome to the Central Texas program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, founded by EY, is now in its 31st year and seeking those leaders who shape today’s ideas and turn them into tomorrow’s exceptional companies.

The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs. If you are a successful entrepreneur or have been inspired by an enterprising trailblazer, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program.

Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.

Click here to learn how Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.


Key program dates

Nomination deadline
March 10, 2017

Finalist and Alumni reception
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Awards Gala
Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Austin

Strategic Growth Forum™ and National Awards Gala
November 15–19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Central Texas award recipients.

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Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Teri Steffek Tafuro
Central Texas
Program Manager
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1623


Gulf Coast Area
Program Coordinator
Desiree Triolo
Houston, TX
+1 713 751 5428


Taylor Sisson
Program Director
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1680


Anna Tallent
Partner and Program Champion
San Antonio, TX
+1 210 242 7219