Entrepreneur Of The Year Northern California
Through the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, we celebrate the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.
US Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programs will resume in an all-virtual format in July 2020.
EY is here to help entrepreneurs navigate through these challenging times. Click here to access EY resources and webcasts for entrepreneurs and private company leaders related to COVID-19, the CARES Act and business continuity. Please reach out to the regional program team below for more information.
- July 1, 2020 I Entrepreneur Of The Year Northern California Region program resumes
- July 13 – July 31, 2020 I Virtual onsite interviews for nominees
- August 18, 2020 I Northern California Region finalists announced
- September 9, 2020 I Virtual interviews with judging panel
- October 2, 2020 I Northern California Region award winners announced during a virtual celebration
- October 2020 I Regional award winners move on to national judging
- November 2020 I Virtual Strategic Growth Forum experience and National Entrepreneur Of The Year US Awards celebration
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 and a sense of 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 new reality that contributes value and purpose beyond simple profits. We call these entrepreneurs the unstoppables — those whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.
Why is this entrepreneurial ecosystem so important?
In June 2019, Brad Keywell, Founder and CEO of Chicago-based Uptake Technologies, competed against program award winners from nearly 60 countries and was named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019, our top entrepreneurial honor. He shares the significance of this global recognition and the value of being part of the Entrepreneur Of The Year community in the video below.
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.
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.