30 years of ingenuity
Welcome to the Orange County program
Congratulations to this year’s national finalists from Orange County.
Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.
Orange County national finalists
Charles Dunlop and James Dunlop
These entrepreneurs now join more than 10,000 entrepreneurs who EY has honored globally over the last 30 years. Click here to find out more about these outstanding business leaders.
Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Key program dates
Nominations open — December 1, 2017
Nominations close — March 10, 2017
Semifinalists interviews with EY — April 10–21, 2017
Semifinalists interviews with judges and VIP reception — May 2, 2017
Finalists video interviews — May 24–25, 2017
Orange County awards gala — June 2017
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
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Benefits to participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the coutry, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
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Meet the winners
Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Orange County award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.