Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Southwest – San Diego

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 Southwest – San Diego

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Call for nominations

If you’ve been inspired by an entrepreneur, or are one yourself, submit an Entrepreneur Of The Year® nomination by March 6, 2020. Click here to download the San Diego nominations brochure.
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Here’s to the unstoppables transforming our world.

There are a lot of successful people in the world. But to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way. And only a few leaders are part of this special group: the ones who never give up. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. They cut through the noise of this transformative age by breaking away from the pack — and then end up leading it.

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

    • December 2019 – March 2020 | Entrepreneur Of The Year US nomination period opens
    • March 6 2020  | Application deadline
    • Late March 2020 | Nominee reception
    • March 30 – April 17 2020 | Onsite interviews with the EY professional team and program sponsors
    • Early May 2020 | Semifinalist interviews with judges
    • May 12 – 14 2020 | Finalist filming
    • Late May 2020 | Finalist dinner
    • April – May 2020 | Regional finalists announced
    • June 2020 | Awards gala and winners announcement
    • July – October | Regional award winners move on to national judging phase
    • November 11-15, 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
  • In the news

    May 14, 2019  — EY Announces finalists of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 San Diego Region  Press Release

    June 7, 2019 — Awards Recognize Entrepreneurs Behind 6 Innovative San Diego Companies  Read

    June 7, 2019 — Tealium CEO, Founder Among San Diego's Entrepreneurs of the Year  Read

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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Nomination tips

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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Frequently asked questions

Costs to participate? Timing? Award categories? You have questions, we have answers.

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EY contacts

Tim Holl
Program director
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Tania Soudah
Program manager
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Becca Kinsey
Program coordinator
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