Welcome to the Midwest program
Illinois | Indiana | Wisconsin
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 submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 program, now in its 33rd year.
Congratulations to these 2018 national honorees from the Midwest!
The 2018 award recipients for the Midwest program have been announced!
President and CEO
Click here to see all the national winners!
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Nationally sponsored by
Key program dates
March 8, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 20, 2019 | Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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
A better working world develops talent in all its forms and encourages collaboration.
A strong and well-written nomination is powerful and compelling to the judges. Consider these important points when completing a nomination form.
Benefits to participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
Costs to participate? Timing? Award categories? You have questions, we have answers.