Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central

Through the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, we celebrate the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central

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Here's to the unstoppables transforming our world.

There are a lot of successful people in the world. But to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way. And only a few leaders are part of this special group: the ones who never give up. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. They cut through the noise of this transformative age by breaking away from the pack — and then end up leading it.

    • December 2019 – March 2020 | Entrepreneur Of The Year US nomination period opens
    • April – May 2020 | Regional finalists announced
    • June | Regional award winners announced at black-tie galas across the country
    • July – October | Regional award winners move on to national judging phase
    • November 11-15, 2020 | Regional award winners attend the Strategic Growth Forum® US in Palm Springs, CA
    • November 14, 2020 | National award winners are announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year US Awards gala
  • June 14, 2019  — EY Announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 East Central Region  Press Release

About the program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, founded by EY, has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep our worldwide economy moving forward. Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown dramatically and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year US Awards gala is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America.

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Meet the winners

Find out more about Dr. Joe DeSimone, CEO of Carbon, Inc., Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Overall Award winner, and the rest of our 2019 national award winners.

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Nomination tips

A strong and well-written nomination is powerful and compelling to the judges. Consider these important points when completing a nomination form.

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Benefits to participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program

Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.

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Frequently asked questions

Costs to participate? Timing? Award categories? You have questions, we have answers.

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EY contacts

Craig Glazier
Partner and Program director
craig.glazier@ey.com

Mike Denove
Partner and Market director
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Rich Mitchell
Director and Market director
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Tanya Wisniewski
Partner and Market director
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Melissa Ungar
Program manager
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