Fueling our future.

Entrepreneurs make a difference. They not only have great ideas, but also the drive to make them a reality. They use their fresh thinking and hard work to create positive social change — bringing new concepts and products to market, and creating jobs and wealth.

We have long recognized the potential of entrepreneurs. For over 30 years, we have been working with entrepreneurs, drawing on our experience, industry capabilities and the EY 7 Drivers of Growth framework to support entrepreneurial, high-growth companies. Our commitment to entrepreneurial companies, in both emerging and developed economies around the world, helps ensure that we’re working with more of tomorrow’s global leaders, today.

Entrepreneurship is — and has always been — the heartbeat of a thriving global economy. Unprecedented shifts in how we live, work, play and build community have created opportunity in every industry. Armed with advances in technology, sustainable solutions, and innovative products and services, entrepreneurs seek out these inflection points to fuel a different kind of future. 

Global impact of entrepreneurship

Source: 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report


of the world’s adult population are entrepreneurs


people employed by entrepreneurial ventures and businesses


revenue generated by 305 million entrepreneurial businesses worldwide

Our commitment to entrepreneurs

EY is passionate about entrepreneurship. For nearly 40 years, EY has recognized the social and economic impact of entrepreneurs and continues to celebrate their shared mission to create long-term value. 

From startups to mature businesses, EY supports entrepreneurs at every stage of growth across industries and geographies to create sustained value. We do this through:

  1. Equitable entrepreneurship: Targeted entrepreneurship programs provide the services, insights and invaluable networks that define our global, diverse ecosystem of leaders, including our flagship programs, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™.
  2. Proprietary insight: The EY 7 Drivers of Growth strategic, research-backed workshops are designed for CEOs, owners and entrepreneurs to assess, deliver and scale their businesses.
  3. Tailored services: From audit to technology consulting, EY experts can provide the relevant services and solutions to fit the specific needs of each entrepreneur. 
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