Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program
Congratulations to this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists in the Pacific Northwest! Now celebrating its 31st 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.
These business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala on Friday, June 9, with over 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year US Award winners have founded and built some of the world’s most enduring companies — surpassing US market performance in terms of revenue growth, job creation and longevity. By developing innovative solutions to the most vexing challenges of 21st century business, these award-winning entrepreneurs personify what it means to see past the present to define the future.
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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Benefits to participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
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GeekWire (April 26, 2017) – Here are the 21 finalists in EY’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year competition Link
Puget Sound Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – EY announces that Eric Burns of Panopto is an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Link
Puget Sound Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – EY announces John Figueroa and Mark Peterson of Genoa Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalists in the Pacific Northwest. Link
Portland Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – 7 finalists at 6 companies named to Entrepreneur of the Year PNW program. Link
EY announces the 2017 Finalists! (January 17, 2017) Press Release
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.