EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the only global program of its kind for entrepreneurs. With a legacy of nearly 40 years, this flagship program celebrates, connects and supports entrepreneurs as they unlock their ambitions.

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Recognizing the best and brightest

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities around the world.

By participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. Each program culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

Find out more about your local EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ program and contacts.

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year is a unique gathering of disruptive entrepreneurs and global business leaders from more than 60 countries.

Through keynote interviews, discussions, debates and interactive crowd-solving sessions, you will learn how the world’s most dynamic entrepreneurs — renowned for their ability to find new opportunities, even in times of unprecedented change — continue to grow and thrive.

The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year experience provides an opportunity for you to:

  • Gain insights into the economic, political, business and social changes that are creating the “perfect storm” for entrepreneurs to flourish and grow
  • Meet inspiring game-changers who are disrupting industries, hear how they are leading the world through uncertainty, and generate innovative new ideas to grow your business
  • Grow the networks you need to realize your ambitions, faster
  • Stimulate new ideas in a series of peer-to-peer interactive sessions, learn how others are developing plans to face the opportunities generated by uncertainty head on, and join forces to effect meaningful change for business and communities
  • Celebrate the outstanding achievement of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™  Award winners from around the world at the annual black-tie awards gala.

Representing the best of entrepreneurship

Starting at the regional and country level, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year honors leaders who demonstrate excellence in areas such as innovation, financial performance, social responsibility, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. ​​

Each annual program concludes with a competition and announcement of category winners — such as industry and innovation winners — and an overall winner. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who are successful, innovative entrepreneurs themselves. ​

Overall program winners go on to represent their country or territory in the ultimate global competition for entrepreneurs: EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

WEOY 2023 winner Doris Hsu

Nominate a visionary

Are you a founder, CEO or leader of a high-growth business and ready to join our global ecosystem of entrepreneurs? Nominate yourself or another leader for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ today.


EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Indonesia


Launched in 2001 in Indonesia, the Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Indonesia program has recognized over 200 Indonesian entrepreneurs for their vision and achievements. Through the program, we celebrate the mold-breakers whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that help transform our world.

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EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Indonesia


This executive leadership program identifies women entrepreneurs from Indonesia whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

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Entrepreneurship at EY

The EY purpose is to build a better working world. To deliver on that purpose, we are committed to supporting a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs.

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