EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is a unique global program that celebrates, connects and supports entrepreneurs as they unlock their ambitions. Established nearly 40 years ago, this flagship program operates in more than 60 countries and territories, and 145 cities around the world.

Every year, entrepreneurs from around the world are nominated to join a prestigious ecosystem of leaders through a yearlong program of service, support and invaluable connections. Business leaders participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program can access:  

  • A global network of distinguished peers and mentors
  • Learning resources and insights to help navigate their growth journey 
  • Opportunities to raise the profile of their companies

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at a glance


years of supporting and celebrating entrepreneurs


active programs around the world


business leaders in the global alumni network

Representing the best of entrepreneurship

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year honors founders, CEOs and leaders who demonstrate excellence in areas such as innovation, financial performance, social responsibility and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 

Starting at the regional and country level, each annual program concludes with a competition and announcement of an industry winner, an innovation winner 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 jurisdiction 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.


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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