Welcome to the
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.
Click here to nominate an entrepreneur or submit an application for the 2017 program.
Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.
Congratulations to this year’s national winners from the Southeast!
Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.
Distribution and Manufacturing
Vernon J. Nagel
Acuity Brands, Inc.
Media, Entertainment and Communications
We’d also like to congratulate this year’s national finalists from the Southeast:
Robert A. Frist, Jr. | HealthStream
James Whitehurst | Red Hat
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Key program dates
June 8, 2017
College Football Hall of Fame
Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
A better working world develops talent in all its forms and encourages collaboration.
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 country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
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Meet the winners
Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Southeast award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.