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Welcome to the Michigan and Northwest Ohio program

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 in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region, 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.

Congratulations to these 2018 national honorees from the Michigan and Northwest Ohio!

The 2018 award recipients for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio program have been announced!

National finalists
Humanetics Innovative Solutions
Distribution and Manufacturing
Chris O'Connor, Humanetics Innovative Solutions
Chris O’Connor
Truck Hero, Inc.
Distribution and Manufacturing
Bill Reminder, Truck Hero
Bill Reminder
President and Chief Executive Officer

Click here to see all the national winners!

Join the conversation at @EY_EOYUS, and use #EOYMNO


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
March 8, 2019

Finalists announced
April 23, 2019

Finalist reception
May 8, 2019

Awards gala
June 18, 2019

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 13–17, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Michigan and Northwest Ohio award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

MNWO 2018 Winners

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!

Joe Lenglet

Joe Lenglet
Partner, Program Co-Director
+1 313 628 8772

Shannon Crone

Shannon Crone
Executive Director, Program Co‑Director
+1 313 628 8223

Janelle Jones

Janelle Jones
Program Manager
+1 313 628 7389