Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest

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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Midwest award winners

The 2021 finalists and winners were highlighted in a virtual awards ceremony.

Meet the winners
and watch the replay

Who is audacious enough to change the world?

Celebrating the Unstoppables leading our revitalization.

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 1–April 16 | Call for nominations
    June 4 | Finalists announced 

    July 28, 7:00 p.m. Central | Virtual awards celebration

    November 11–14 | Strategic Growth Forum®
  • 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

    July 28, 2021
    EY US Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Midwest Winners | Press release

    June 4, 2021
    EY US Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Midwest Finalists | Press release

Founded and produced by

Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest team

Ram Ramanan
Program director
Chicago, Illinois

Monty Korte
Program director
Indianapolis, IN

Shawn Puechner
Program director
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jim Kowitz
Program manager
Minneapolis, MN
+1 612 371 8301

Mindy Mitchell
Program coordinator
Cleveland, OH
+1 216 583 8349

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