Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Los Angeles

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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Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 regional award winners

Learn about the unstoppable entrepreneurs in Greater Los Angeles who are building a better world.
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Here’s to the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world.

Humanity is capable of great things. But to build something of long-term value takes grit, persistence ambition that’s free of doubt or fear. It takes a special kind of leader to ignore the critics and transform a blue-sky dream into a business that contributes value and purpose beyond simple profits. We call these entrepreneurs the unstoppables.

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Greater Los Angeles national winner

Thrive Market
Nick Green
Co-Founder and CEO
Marina Del Rey, CA

Greater Los Angeles national finalists

8minute Solar Energy
Dr. Tom Buttgenbach
Founder and CEO
Los Angeles, CA

Paras Chitrakar
Co-Founder and CTO
Los Angeles, CA

Jason Wilk
Co-Founder and CEO
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. John Wolanin
Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer
Los Angeles, CA

  • Key dates

    Entrepreneur Of The Year US is a year-round program that celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs. Program dates will be posted in January 2021.

  • In the news

    June 20, 2019  — EY Announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Greater Los Angeles program Press Release

    May 13, 2019  — EY Announces finalists of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Greater Los Angeles program 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.


2020 National winners

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EY contacts

Scott A. Porter
Program director
+1 213 977 3636

Andy Park
Program director
+1 213 977 3023

Becca Kinsey
Program coordinator
+1 214 979 1500