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16 May 2019 Boston, US

EY Announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region

May 16, 2019 – EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region.

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EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 26, 2019 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.

The finalists are:

  • 4G Clinical | Dave Kelleher, Ed Tourtellotte
  • 6 River Systems | Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton
  • 88 Acres Foods | Nicole Ledoux, Rob Dalton
  • Acceleration Partners | Robert Glazer
  • Alert Innovation | John Lert
  • BlueSnap | Ralph Dangelmaier
  • Brammer Bio | Mark Bamforth
  • Case Snow Management | Jason Case
  • CollegeVine | Jon Carson
  • Constellation Pharmaceuticals | Jigar Raythatha
  • Drift | David Cancel
  • eClinical Solutions LLC | Bob Arnesen
  • Everbridge | Jaime Ellertson
  • Examity | Michael London
  • Excel Academy Charter Schools | Owen Stearns
  • Flywire | Mike Massaro
  • Forward Financing | Justin Bakes
  • Haymakers for Hope | Andrew Myerson
  • Kearsarge Energy | Andrew Bernstein
  • Kyruus | Dr Graham Gardner
  • Mamava | Christine Dodson, Sascha Mayer
  • Mirakl | Adrien Nussenbaum
  • Neurala | Heather Ames
  • NOBULL | Marcus Wilson, Michael Schaeffer
  • Ovia Health | Paris Wallace
  • Pear Therapeutics | Dr Corey McCann
  • Pete and Gerry’s Organics | Jesse Laflamme
  • Quanterix Corporation | Kevin Hrusovsky
  • RightHand Robotics Inc. | Lael Odhner, Leif Jentoft, Yaro Tenzer
  • Scholar Rock | Dr Nagesh Mahanthappa
  • School the World | Kate Curran
  • Simply Dental Management | Dr Sam Alkhoury
  • Sovos | Andy Hovancik
  • The Predictive Index | Daniel Muzquiz, Mike Zani
  • W. D. Cowls | Cinda Jones
  • Wistia | Brendan Schwartz, Chris Savage

Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2020.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the New England region, gold sponsors include fama PR, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Search and Woodruff Sawyer. Silver sponsors include Brown Brothers Harriman, Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester and T3 Advisors.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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