Entrepreneur Of The Year Gulf Coast Area

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program celebrates the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.



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Nominations and applications for the Entrepreneur Of The Year US program are now closed, but extensions may be available in select markets. Contact the regional program manager for more information.

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Celebrating 35 years of unstoppable entrepreneurs

Every generation has its heroes. Its visionaries. The audacious entrepreneurs who test the limits of the possible and catapult us to what’s next and beyond. In this 35th year of these awards, we celebrate the next class in a long line of unstoppable creators and disrupters. These unstoppables stand on the shoulders of those who came before them, ushering in a new age of economic opportunity and prosperity for all.    

  • Key dates

    Entrepreneur Of The Year US is a year-round program that celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs. 2021 Program dates are below:

    April 16 | Application deadline

    April-May | Virtual interview with EY leaders and select program sponsors

    June 7 | Announcement of finalists

    August 4 | Virtual regional awards celebration

    November 11-14 | Strategic Growth Forum®

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

Program manager
Desiree Triolo
Houston, TX
+1 713 751 5428

Program coordinator
Stephanie Sabo
Dallas, TX
+1 214 744 8283

Partner and co-director
Travis Garms
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 5153

Partner and program co-director
Matt Melnar
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 4889

Partner and program co-director
Tina Taylor
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 4889