Welcome to the Upper Midwest program
The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs.
The panel of independent judges in the Upper Midwest who will select the class of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 finalists knows 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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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
March 10, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 12, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, June 8, 2017
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425
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
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 Entrepreneur Of The Year program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the 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.
Meet the winners
Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Upper Midwest award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.