Welcome to the Orange County program
Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates the mold breakers.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the mold breakers and the boldness that drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways.
The 2018 award recipients for Orange County have been announced! Please join us in congratulating this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.
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We take a closer look at many of our Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 regional award winners, sharing stories that explore these winners’ varied paths to the future and show what it takes to build and sustain a thriving enterprise. As we recognize these great talents, we hope to inspire others to leap into the unknown and create what is next.
Key program dates
2018 Nominations are closed — March 9, 2018
Semifinalist onsite interviews — April 2–20, 2018
Semifinalists live interview with Judges — May 1, 2018
The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Finalists filming — May 30–31, 2018
EY Orange County Office, 18101 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Regional Awards Gala — June 22, 2018
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
Strategic Growth Forum® and national awards gala — November 7–11, 2018
A better working world develops talent in all its forms and encourages collaboration.
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Benefits to participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the coutry, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
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EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Recipients in Orange County (June 16, 2017) Press Release
EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalists in Orange County (May 15, 2017) Press Release
EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Semifinalists in Orange County (April 10, 2017) Press Release
Orange County applications open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award (January 16, 2017) Press Release