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09 May 2022  | San Francisco, CA, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Bay Area Finalists

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Bay Area Award. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

The 2022 Bay Area finalists are: 

  • Lisa Dyson | Air Protein | Pleasanton, CA 
  • Andrew Chau and Bin Chen | Boba Guys | Brisbane, CA 
  • Carl Russo | Calix |San Jose, CA 
  • Pete Pallares | Center for Social Dynamics | Alameda, CA 
  • Joshua Motta | Coalition, Inc | San Francisco, CA 
  • Othman Laraki | Color | Burlingame, CA 
  • Andrew Grauer | Course Hero | Redwood City, CA 
  • Elizabeth Muller | Deep Isolation | Berkeley, CA 
  • George Fraser | Fivetran | Oakland, CA 
  • Christine Moseley | Full Harvest Technologies, Inc. | San Francisco, CA 
  • James Lu | Helix | San Mateo, CA 
  • Iman Abuzeid | Incredible Health | San Francisco, CA 
  • Kunal K. Ghosh | Inscopix, Inc. | Mountain View, CA 
  • Shashank Shekhar | InstaMortgage | San Jose, CA 
  • Mark Edward Ellis | Liftoff | Redwood City, CA 
  • Joe Thomas and Vinay Hiremath | Loom | San Francisco, CA 
  • Amy Errett | Madison Reed | San Francisco, CA 
  • Guy Goldstein | NEXT Insurance | Palo Alto, CA 
  • Leslie Trigg  | Outset Medical | San Jose, CA 
  • Rajeev Goel | PubMatic | Redwood City, CA 
  • Dylan Serota and Clay Kellogg | Terminal, Inc. | San Francisco, CA 
  • Adam de la Zerda | Visby Medical | San Jose, CA 
  • Dan Adika | WalkMe | San Francisco, CA 
  • Wade Foster | Zapier | San Francisco, CA

The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“The 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists have shown us that ambition, courage, ingenuity and empathy are key to driving change,” said Entrepreneur Of The Year Bay Area Program Co-director, Chad Bowar. “They have a mindset that drives them to strive for more and an unwavering commitment to their companies, customers and communities.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 14, 2022. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual 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 2023.

For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. 

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year Bay Area program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Bay Area Region, sponsors also include CBRE and Woodruff Sawyer.


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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