Welcome to the Mountain Desert program
The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs.
The panel of independent judges in Mountain Desert who will select the class of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 finalists know what it takes to take an idea from vision to venture. Check back in the coming weeks to see which entrepreneurial leaders will be named 2017 regional finalists.
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Congratulations to the 2016 national finalists from the Mountain Desert region!
Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.
- Carvana - Ernie Garcia, Founder and CEO (Phoenix, AZ)
- Extraction Oil & Gas - Mark Erickson, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder and Matt Owens, President and Co-founder (Denver, CO)
- LogRhythm, Inc. - Andy Grolnick, CEO; Chris Petersen, CTO, SVP Customer Care and Co-founder; and Phil Villella, Chief Scientist and Co-founder (Boulder, CO)
- Sphero - Paul Berberian, CEO (Boulder, CO)
- Vail Resorts - Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO (Broomfield, CO)
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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
Arizona Nominee and Hall of Fame Reception at the Home of a Hall of Fame Member
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Judge’s Reception at Cherry Hills Country Club
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Finalist and Hall of Fame Reception at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Mountain Desert Awards Gala at the DCPA
Thursday, June 22, 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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Meet the winners
Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Mountain Desert award recipients. Click here for a full listing of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.