Entrepreneur Of The Year® US

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates the audacious entrepreneurs who test the limits of the possible and catapult us to what’s next and beyond.

Meet the 2021 national award winners

The 2021 national winners were announced during the national awards gala at the Strategic Growth Forum.


Meet the winners

Who is audacious enough to change the world?

Celebrating the Unstoppables leading our revitalization.

Entrepreneur Of The Year® and how entrepreneurs are the backbone of the US economy

Sam Johnson, EY Americas Vice Chair – Accounts, discusses this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner, Sheila Mikhail, founder and CEO of AskBio. Learn more about the winner, as well as the state of entrepreneurship in the US and how entrepreneurs can succeed in the current geopolitical climate.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes the most ambitious leaders who are building and sustaining successful, dynamic businesses around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners comprise a global network of like-minded visionaries, each on a transformational journey to create, innovate, grow, learn and build a better world.

They become lifetime members of an esteemed multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in nearly 60 countries who are supported by the vast resources of EY.

  • Key dates

    The program celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs year-round. 2021 program dates:

    March - April 16 | Call for nominations
    June 10 | EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™
    July 26 - August 5 | Virtual awards celebrations for US regional programs
    November 11 - 14 | Strategic Growth Forum®
    November 13 | Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards celebration
  • In the news

    November 13, 2021
    Sheila Mikhail of AskBio Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Overall Award Winner as EY Celebrates Program’s 35th Anniversary |  Press Release

Strategic Growth Forum® US

Each year, we celebrate the Entrepreneur Of The Year regional award winners at the Strategic Growth Forum, where national award winners are announced.

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EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ elevates women founders to show them what’s possible. Applications and nominations for the 2021 program are now closed.

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Entrepreneurs Access Network

Entrepreneurs Access Network teams with Black and Latinx founders to transcend barriers and scale their businesses.

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