EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Australia

We will be launching the 2021 program in September and are still accepting nominations in the meantime. So if you've been inspired by an entrepreneur, or are one yourself, please share more by submitting a nomination form online.

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Nomination Process

Nominations will be classified under one of the following categories:

Rising Star - Recognising entrepreneurs operating their first significant business venture to demonstrate strong growth and innovation in an emerging business or industry, these candidates are 'ones-to-watch' for the future.

Innovator - Entrepreneurs with the vision and courage to challenge the status quo. Combining innovative business models and technology to enable, enhance and disrupt the market to push boundaries and revolutionise markets. 

Societal Impact - Entrepreneurs who are primarily responsible for directing the activities and longer-term strategy of a social enterprise or profit with purpose business. The candidate must be involved in activities to benefit the community by developing a business model and strategic alliances to deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes. 

Industry Excellence - Entrepreneurs with a sustainable and innovative business that contributes to the social fabric of the communities in which they operate. This category recognises entrepreneurs who can demonstrate a clear track record of success over many years.

Australian Champion Of Entrepreneurship - A lifetime achievement award recognising individuals with a long-term record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and community contribution. This is a non-competitive category.

Australian Family Business Award of Excellence - Recognising exceptional entrepreneurs who lead today's successful family businesses. This is a non-competitive category.


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