Entrepreneur Of The Year US

Honoring the ambitious entrepreneurs building a better world for all.

Congratulations to the 2024 regional winners and finalists. National award winners will be announced in November.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 60 countries globally.

This program honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. We celebrate original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. The regional winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November, where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year competition.

Visit the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame to search our directory of past award winners.

2023 National winners

Program information

2023 regional winners are building the economy of tomorrow

They generated nearly $73b in 2022
They experienced 135% average revenue growth*
They employed more than 236k people in 2022
They experienced 58% average employee growth*
*Over the most recent three-year period

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    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.

    EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America

    Identifying ambitious women entrepreneurs and provides them with the advice, resources and access they need to unlock their full potential.

    EY Entrepreneurs Access Network

    A business accelerating program for Black and Latino founders, designed to scale their businesses by equalizing access to resources, connections and capital.

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