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17 Aug 2020

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New York Award Finalists

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

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Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

 Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 New York Award. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors successful business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain groundbreaking companies that transform our world.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual event in early October 2020, and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support to their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.

The 2020 New York finalists are:

  • | Vishal Garg
  • Blueprint Power | Robyn Beavers
  • Bowery | Irving Fain
  • Capsule | Eric Kinariwala
  • CB Insights | Anand Sanwal
  • Cecelia Health | David Weingard
  • Cerity Partners | Kurt Miscinski
  • Chainalysis | Michael Gronager
  • Common Living | Brad Hargreaves
  • Diligent Corporation | Brian Stafford
  • dv01 | Perry Rahbar
  • Fiverr | Micha Kaufman
  • Freshly | Michael Wystrach
  • Gorilla Commerce | Jen Bernstein, Marissa Saporta
  • Industrious | Jamie Hodari, Justin Stewart
  • iTutor | Neil Toprani
  • Jopwell | Porter Braswell
  • Kitu Life | Jim DeCicco, Jake DeCicco, Jordan DeCicco
  • Knotel | Amol Sarva
  • Loadsmart | Ricardo Salgado
  • MIRROR | Brynn Putnam
  • Noom | Saeju Jeong
  • Numerix | Steve O'Hanlon
  • Optum, Medical Benefit Management | Roger Shedlin
  • Orchard | Court Cunningham
  • Oscar | Mario Schlosser
  • RemedyOne | Michael Waterbury
  • Reonomy | Richard Sarkis
  • Sisense | Amir Orad
  • SPEAR Physical Therapy | Dan Rootenberg
  • The Drone Racing League | Nicholas Horbaczewski
  • The Farmer's Dog | Jonathan Regev, Brett Podolsky
  • Time Equities, Inc. | Francis Greenburger
  • Unqork | Gary Hoberman
  • Yotpo | Tomer Tagrin

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria: overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.


New York Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year New York program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Solutions, Marsh, Empire Valuation, DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

About EY Private

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