Welcome to the San Diego 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.
Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.
Click here to learn how EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.
Congratulations to the 2016 national winner and finalists from San Diego.
Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.
San Diego national winner
San Diego national finalists
Dr. Gene Lay
Renovate America, Inc.
Nick Fergis and J.P. McNeill
These entrepreneurs now join more than 10,000 entrepreneurs who EY has honored globally over the last 30 years. Click here to find out more about these outstanding business leaders.
Now celebrating its 30th 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.
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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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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 coutry, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
Costs to participate? Timing? Award categories? You have questions, we have answers.
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.