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Welcome to the Greater Los Angeles program

Greater Los Angeles area | Las Vegas | Hawaii

Seeking the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world.

There are a lot of successful people in the world. But to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way. And only a few leaders are part of this special group: the ones who never give up. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. They cut through the noise of this transformative age by breaking away from the pack — and then end up leading it. If you are an unstoppable entrepreneur or have been inspired by an innovative leader, we invite you to apply/submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 program, now in its 33rd year.

Deadline to apply is March 8, 2019.

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Key program dates

Nominations open
December 3, 2018

Nominations deadline – no extensions
March 8, 2019

Nominee Reception March 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

On-site interviews
April 1, 2019 – April 12, 2019

Judges Interviews and Reception
May 7, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Peninsula Hotel

Video interviews
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 28, 2019

Awards Gala
June 20, 2019
5:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner and awards
Beverly Hilton Hotel

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 13–17, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA

Related content

We engage with the world. We use our global reach and our relationships with clients, governments and not-for-profits to create positive change.


Watch the Entrepreneur Of The Year® US overall winner's acceptance speech

Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2018

Contact us

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

LA Program Director Scott Porter

Scott A. Porter
Greater Los Angeles
Program Director
+1 213 977 3636

LA Program Director Andy Park

Andy Park
Entrepreneur Of The Year
Program Director
+1 213 977 3023

LA Program Manager Ashley Evans

Ashley M. Evans
Greater Los Angeles
Program Manager
+1 213 240 7096

LA Program Coordinator Krissan Brion

Krissan Brion
Entrepreneur Of The Year
Program Coordinator
+1 858 535 4414