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20 Nov 2020 Baku, AZ

EY Azerbaijan extended the deadline for submission of applications for the ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year’ contest

‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™’ Azerbaijan Program 2020-2021 is seeking nominations from successful small and medium sized companies and entrepreneurs.

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‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™’ Azerbaijan Program 2020-2021 is seeking nominations (applications) from successful small and medium sized companies and entrepreneurs, who, with their innovative ideas and passion to excel, have managed to establish market-leading enterprises and positively influence communities around them.

Who can apply?

  • A nominee and the company he/she represents must be based in Azerbaijan
  • A nominee must be in the leading position for at least 2 years
  • A nominee’s company operates a turnover between AZN 300 thousand and AZN 30 million
  • A nominee can produce tax traceability and financial statements for the last 2 years

How to apply?

For detailed information on eligibility criteria and on how to put forward your nomination, please visit

The Program Calendar

  • Nominations (applications) to be made until 25 December 2020
  • Nominations to be assessed by independent jury throughout January/February 2021
  • Finalists and an overall winner of the national stage of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program to be announced at a gala awards ceremony
  • National winner will represent Azerbaijan at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in June

The Jury

The finalists and winners will be chosen from all eligible nominations by a distinguished panel of judges following an independent process of nomination and selection. The judges will make their assessments based on the set of various factors, such as nominee’s leadership, degree of innovation, creative and ingenious marketing, social responsibility and regard for sustainability.


All financial and personal information, submitted during the nomination process, will be considered confidential and protected accordingly.

Partners and Sponsors

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ competition is held in partnership with Small and Medium Business Development Agency of Azerbaijan. It is sponsored by the International Bank of Azerbaijan and BP. The contest is supported by Baku-based consultancy firm Ekvita.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national, and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.