Welcome to the San Diego program
The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs.
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Congratulations to the 2017 Finalists!
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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
Nominations open — December 1, 2016
Nominations close — March 10, 2017
Semifinalists interviews with EY — April 10–21, 2017
Semifinalists interviews with judges and VIP reception — May 4, 2017
Finalists video interviews — May 22–23, 2017
San Diego awards gala
June 12, 2017
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130
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.
Frequently asked questions
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EY opens call for 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® San Diego Award nominations. (January 17, 2017) Press Release
Meet the winners
Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 San Diego award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.