About the program

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The Accelerating Entrepreneurs program for North America will bring a small group of select high-potential entrepreneurs together at the 2015 EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, CA. Final participants will each receive:

  • Lodging, airfare and registration paid trip to the sold-out, invitation only, EY Strategic Growth Forum (November 11-15, 2015).
  • A 90-minute growth session where final participants will present their business plans to a panel of “Growth Coaches” who will provide feedback and direction
  • The opportunity to meet and network with their Growth Coaches and US Entrepreneur Of The Year winners and alumni
  • The opportunity to meet and network with over 2,000 attendees

Accelerating Entrepreneurs final participants can attend the content-rich sessions, inspiring keynotes and networking events with more than 2,000 of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Key dates (for US and Canadian applicants only)

1 July 2015 – Accelerating Entrepreneurs 2015 opens for applications
1 August 2015 – Confirmed Growth Coaches are announced
1 September 2015 – Accelerating Entrepreneurs 2015 closes for applications
10 September 2015 – Top 30 short-listed entrepreneurs chosen/applicants notified/coaches notified
25 September 2015 – Top six Accelerating Entrepreneurs announced publicly
11 November 2015 – 90-minute growth sessions held in Palm Springs
11-15 November 2015 – EY Strategic Growth Forum