Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program
EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® program 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.
Apply or suggest an entrepreneur today!
Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.
Click here to learn how EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.
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Key program dates
December 1, 2016–March 10, 2017
Nominee selection status update
March 28, 2017
On-site interviews at selected nominee’s place of business
March 29, 2017-April 14, 2017
Judging panel interview at EY Seattle and voting
April 20, 2017
Program Finalists notified
April 24, 2017
Finalist filming and receptions
May 11, 2017 (Seattle filming)
May 17, 2017 (Portland filming and evening reception)
May 18, 2017 (Seattle filming and evening reception)
Pacific Northwest Regional awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
June 9, 2017
Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
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A strong and well-written nomination is powerful and compelling to the judges. Consider these important points when completing a nomination form.
Benefits to participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
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EY searches for visionary trailblazers in the Pacific Northwest. Applications open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award. (January 17, 2017) Press Release
KING TV (June 21, 2016) – Ernst & Young recognizes entrepreneurs. Link
The Seattle Times (June 20, 2016) – 6 Seattle-area leaders named Entrepreneur of the Year. Link
Portland Business Journal (June 20, 2016) – Two Portland execs named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. Link
Portland Business Journal (June 9, 2015) – 3 Oregon business aces land Entrepreneur of the Year honors. Link
Meet the winners
Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Pacific Northwest award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.