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Congratulations to our 2018 national winners!

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 US winners have been announced. Scroll down to learn more about the winners in each category as well as our overall winner. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.

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Meet the 2018 class of winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 US national awards. Click the photos below to learn more about this exceptional group of entrepreneurs or click here to view the 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year magazine.

2018 Overall and Emerging winner

Overall and Emerging

Brad Keywell
Uptake Technologies, Inc.

2018 Consumer Products and Retail winner

Consumer Products and Retail

David Barnett
PopSockets LLC

2018 Emerging winner

Distribution and Manufacturing

Ruben Mendoza
Foundation Building Materials

2018 Energy and Natural Resources

Energy and Natural Resources

David Dehaemers, Jr.
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP

2018 family business winner

Family Business

Crystal Maggelet
FJ Management Inc.

2018 Financial Services winner

Financial Services

Raul Vazquez

2018 Life Sciences winner

Life Sciences

Dr. Kevin Gorman, PhD
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

2018 Media, Entertainment and Communications

Media, Entertainment and Communications

Michael Blend, Co‑Founder & President and Chuck Ursini, Co‑Founder & CEO
System1 LLC

2018  Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction

Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction

Jim Taiclet
American Tower

2018 Services winner


Jeff Tangney
Doximity, Inc.

2018 Technology winner


Thomas M. Siebel
C3 IoT dba C3

Regional programs

Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

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Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!

Debra von Storch
Americas Director
Entrepreneur Of The Year

Wendy Fox
Americas Program Manager
Entrepreneur Of The Year
+1 612 371 6703