EY Entrepreneur Of The Year India

We recognize entrepreneurs, who, with their disruptive ideas and passion to excel are creating successful enterprises and emerging as ‘Builders of a better India’.

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Celebrating entrepreneurial ingenuity and the legacy it creates.

Entrepreneurs shape our lives. They create jobs, stimulate innovation without limitations. They build nations by fueling economic growth and prosperity. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program was launched to celebrate the entrepreneurial ingenuity of such unstoppables, to share their inspiring stories and recognize their achievements.

Over the last two decades, the EOY India program has honored over 180 entrepreneurs over several categories. For us, these exceptional entrepreneurs are “Builders of a better India”.

This year marks the 21st year of the EOY India program. Every year, an independent jury comprising of some of India’s most eminent business leaders select the finalists and winners of the program.

Finalists and Winners of the EOY 2019 program will be felicitated at a grand awards gala, amidst a gathering of India’s leading entrepreneurs, business icons, investors and government leaders in February 2020 at New Delhi. The India winner will join winners from different countries in June 2020 in Monte Carlo, where one entrepreneur will be announced as World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

Recognizing the builders of a better India

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Program Details

To participate in the program, the nominee must be:

  • An owner/manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company that is at least two-years old.
  • Founder of a public company, who is an active member of the company’s top management.

Nominations can be submitted by entrepreneurs themselves, or anyone associated, including spouses, employees, bankers, attorneys or public relations managers. All financial information submitted in the nomination form will be considered confidential.

The finalists and winners will be selected from all eligible nominations by a distinguished panel of independent judges. Participants will be judged basis the following:

  • Growth in turnover
  • Profits
  • Employee numbers
  • Other factors such as leadership, degree of innovation, development of creative and ingenious production and marketing systems, and the extent of expansion into national and international markets will also be considered.

An independent jury will determine the final award categories. In the past, awards have been presented in categories such as Start Up, Financial Services, Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Manufacturing, Consumer Products & Retail, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial CEO and Business Transformation.



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