EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Australia™

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The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Australia 2020 program is delayed until 30 June 2020.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Australia

Due to these unprecedented times, we have currently put our program on hold however, we are still accepting nominations so if you've been inspired by an entrepreneur, or are one yourself, please submit below.

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The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program recognises and celebrates the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs. It ensures national and international recognition for successful finalists and alumni while also providing invaluable networking and business opportunities.

Here's to the unstoppables transforming our world

Launched in Australia in 2001, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognised over 1,500 Australian entrepreneurs for their vision and achievement. By participating in the program, entrepreneurs can connect with peers, access cutting edge technology and insights to help navigate their growth journey, while also raising the profile of their companies and teams. Our program culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

Meet the 2019 Regional Finalists to find out more.

  • The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Calendar

    February Nominations open
    May Nominations close
      Independent selection subcommittee judges candidates
    May - June National finalists confirmed
    July National finalists announced
    July - August Regional showcase events
    11 November National speed judging with independent panel
    12 November National awards gala celebration

Entrepreneur Of The Year past Australian winners

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EY Contacts


Justin Howse
Oceania Growth Markets Leader
Tel: +61 2 9248  4459
Suzanne Shepherd
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Country Manager
Tel: +61 2 8295 6310
Adelaide Cochrane
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Marketing Manager
Tel: +61 3 9288 8503
Charmaine Katsamatsas
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Senior Marketing Coordinator
Tel: +61 2 9248 4156