Press release
17 Jun 2024 

Unleashing Business Potential with the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network: Now Open for 2025 Applications

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) is calling all trailblazing Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs to join the 2025 cohort of the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN). This accelerator program is now accepting applications until the August 30, 2024, deadline.

The need

Black and Hispanic/Latino-owned businesses are economic powerhouses, generating over $183 billion1 and a staggering $800 billion,2 respectively. Yet, they’re just scratching the surface of their potential. EAN helps bridge the disparity in access and resources, and supports these businesses in scaling.

The benefit

With personalized coaching, a tailored curriculum, a community of visionary entrepreneurs and access to the EY entrepreneurial ecosystem, including Entrepreneur Of The Year® program and EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ community members, participants benefit from surround-sound support as well as connections to  investors and industry giants.

The impact

Since its inception, EAN has empowered nearly 300 CEOs and founders, aligning them with $51 million in capital and supporting over $600 million in new contracts and services. Last year alone, participants soaked up 2,298 mentor hours and engaged in 1,000 business-building encounters.

Program snapshot

  • Duration: 12-month tailored program for the unstoppable executive
  • Offerings: One-on-one coaching, custom learning, extensive networking and visibility to an array of audiences
  • Criteria: Black or Hispanic/Latino business owners, founding CEOs or majority owners of US-based, privately held, for-profit companies over two years old and 51% owned by Black or Hispanic/Latino individuals.

How to apply

Applicants can now apply at It’s a free program with no application fee. Applications are accepted through August 30, 2024, with rolling acceptances starting December 2024.

Real support and success

“Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs are among the unsung heroes of our economy. With EAN, we’re not just imagining a world where barriers don’t exist — we’re creating it. If you’re ready to scale and ignite your business’s impact, let’s make it happen together,” says Nit Reeder, EY EAN Program Director.

  • Monica Hernandez of MAS Global Consulting: “EAN is a huge support for me. I met a network of likeminded entrepreneurs and experts that continue to be a support system.”
  • Audley Wilson of RoboBurger: “We received essential guidance from EY’s top executives as we navigated capital funding.”
  • Cicely Peace-Edouard of The Simple VUE: “The relationships we fostered through EAN were instrumental in helping us find access to funding and opportunities.”