We admire entrepreneurs for their ambition, relentless optimism and intellectual curiosity. Through these characteristics, they identify and seize opportunity to catalyze change in virtually every industry and affect some of the world’s most complex challenges.
At EY, our goal is to support entrepreneurs as they transform their businesses and scale to new heights. One way we do that is through the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program. Since its 1986 founding in the US, this unique program now operates in more than 60 countries and territories and more than 145 cities around the world.
Every year, winners from around the world vie for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. It has become the ultimate global competition and recognition event for the world’s top entrepreneurs.
Selecting our world winner requires an understanding that entrepreneurship and business success can look different in different parts of the world. We strive to compare all country and territory winners fairly through an independent, global panel of judges using criteria that embody long-term value.