Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest

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 Pacific Northwest

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Nominations for 2020 are now closed.  

Extensions may be available in limited markets, please contact your regional program manager for more information.

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.

  • Key dates

    • March 6, 2020 | Nomination deadline
    • April 2020 | On-site interviews and Judging panel interviews
    • May 2020 | Regional finalists announced and celebration event
    • June 2020 | Regional award winners announced and celebration event
    • November 12-15, 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

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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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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EY contacts

Matt Rundorff
Program Co-Director
+1 206 654 6336
matt.rundorff@ey.com

Windi Martin
Program Co-Director
+1 503 414 7904
windi.martin@ey.com

Courtney Story
Program Manager
+1 720 931 4411
Courtney.Story@ey.com

Grace Martin
Entrepreneur Of The Year Coordinator
+1 206 262 7296
Courtney.Story@ey.com