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19 Jun 2024 

EY Announces Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 New York Award

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Award. The New York program celebrates entrepreneurs from New York and Connecticut. This prestigious award program recognizes the ambitious leaders of high-growth companies who are creating a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for future generations.

The regional winners were chosen by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs and other business leaders. Candidates were evaluated based on their success in creating long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their purpose and the demonstration of growth and substantial impact, among other key indicators.

Entrepreneur Of The Year honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

 “The 2024 Entrepreneur Of The Year New York Award winners are exceptional business leaders fueling innovation within their industries and growth within their companies,” said Michelle Vice, Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Program Co-Director. "These entrepreneurs are shining examples of how to lead a scaling business and also care for their employees, customers and communities.”

The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 New York Award winners are:

  • Tom Fogarty | Bestpass | Albany, New York
  • Christine Chang and Sarah Lee | Glow Recipe | New York, New York
  • Devin Daly | Impel | Syracuse, New York
  • Gal Krubiner | Pagaya | New York, New York
  • Nathan Kondamuri | Pair Eyewear | New York, New York
  • Michael Kopko | Pearl Health | New York, New York
  • Pete Anevski | Progyny | New York, New York
  • April Koh | Spring Health | New York, New York
  • Alex Eu, Kevin Shiiba, and Michael Brown | Teamshares | New York, New York
  • Bharani Rajakumar | Transfr | New York, New York
  • Aaron Schumm | Vestwell | New York, New York
  • Jon M. Williams | Viridi Parente | Buffalo, New York

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These regional award winners will now move on to be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, set to 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 represent the US as they compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2025.

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

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, Marsh USA, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include regional Platinum sponsors Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), and regional Gold sponsors, ADP, DLA Piper and Empire Valuation Consultants.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit

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