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Welcome to the Mountain Desert program
Colorado | Arizona | New Mexico

Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates mold-breakers.

For the 32nd year, EY is honoring entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways.

The nominations are in!

Nominations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 season are now closed. Visit this page frequently for updates and the announcement of our 2018 finalists.

Congratulations to the 2017 national winners!

Click here to learn more about all of the national winners, or click here to view the special edition of Exceptional magazine. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.

Key program dates

Arizona Nominee and Hall of Fame reception
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Judges reception
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cherry Hills Country Club | Denver, CO

Finalist and Hall of Fame reception
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Colorado Governor’s Mansion

Awards gala
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Denver Center for the Performing Arts | Denver, CO

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 7–11, 2018
Palm Desert, CA

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Mountain Desert award recipients. Click here for a full listing of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

2017 Mountain Desert Winners

Related content

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Watch the Entrepreneur Of The Year® US overall winners' acceptance speech

Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017

US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017 highlights brochure

Contact us

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


Courtney Story
Entrepreneur Of The Year Manager
+1 720 931 4411


Jim Wilson
Entrepreneur Of The Year Director
+1 720 931 4415


Kevin McHolland
Host Partner Phoenix
+1 602 322 3312