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3 Jun 2021 Boston, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New England Finalists

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New England Award. The New England program celebrates entrepreneurs from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New England Award. The New England program celebrates entrepreneurs from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors audacious business leaders whose ambition, courage and ingenuity help catapult us from now to next and beyond. These 41 entrepreneurs from 26 companies were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 28th and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

The 2021 New England finalists are:

  • Alignable | Eric Groves, Venkat Krishnamurthy
  • Botkeeper | Enrico Palmerino
  • Buoy Health | Andrew Le
  • Cambridge Mobile Telematics | Hari Balakrishnan, William Powers
  • Her Campus Media | Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Hanger Western, Annie Chandler Wang
  • HqO | Chase Garbarino, Gregory Gomer, Mark Rosenthal, Kevin McCarthy
  • Hydrow | Bruce Smith
  • Insurify | Snejina Zacharia, Tod Kiryazov, Giorgos Zacharia
  • Iteos Therapeutics Inc | Michel Detheux
  • Jenzabar | Ling Chai Maginn
  • Klaviyo | Andrew Bialecki
  • LinkSquares | Vishal Sunak
  • MarketOne | Fred Ewald
  • Morphic Therapeutic | Praveen Tipirneni
  • Notarize | Patrick Kinsel
  • NWN Corporation | Jim Sullivan
  • Olaris | Elizabeth O'Day
  • Rarebreed Veterinary Partners | Daniel Eugenio Espinal, Sean Miller
  • Sea-Ahead Inc. | Mark Huang, Alissa Peterson
  • Sunwealth | Jonathan Abe, Omar Blayton, Jessica Brooks, Charles Gould
  • The Urban Grape South End, LLC | Hadley Douglas, TJ Douglas
  • Tilson Technology Management, Inc. | Joshua Broder
  • Vecna Robotics | Daniel Theobald
  • Veracode | Sam King
  • XRHealth | Eran Orr
  • ZAGENO Inc. | Florian Wegener

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: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world.

“This year’s finalists are the next class in a long line of unstoppable visionaries,” said Mike Portogello, US-East Region Growth Markets Leader. “They have been carefully selected by our independent panel of judges for their unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities in a year of unprecedented change. We are thrilled to share their inspiring stories this year.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2022.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have 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 England Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. In 2020, more than 10 entrepreneurs from New England were selected as Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners.

For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year New England program, please visit


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

In New England, sponsors also include:

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., PNC, fama PR, T3 Advisors, Nixon Peabody LLP, Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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