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Welcome to the Northern California 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, 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 national winners and finalists from Northern California!

National winners
Financial Services
Raul Vazquez, CEO | Oportun
Raul Vazquez
Jeff Tangney, CEO | Doximity, Inc.
Jeff Tangney
Northern California Finalist C3 IoT | Thomas Siebel, CEO, Chairman, and Founder
Thomas Siebel
CEO, Chairman and Founder
National finalists
Consumer Products & Retail
Beth Cross, Co-Founder & CEO | Ariat Beth Cross
Co-Founder & CEO
Northern California Finalist CrowdStrike | George Kurtz, President and CEO George Kurtz
President and CEO
Adam Foroughi, Co-Founder & CEO | AppLovin Adam Foroughi
Co-Founder & CEO
PagerDuty, Inc.
Alex Solomon, Co-Founder and CTO | PagerDuty Inc. Alex Solomon
Co-Founder and CTO
PagerDuty, Inc.
Jennifer Tejada, CEO | PagerDuty Inc. Jennifer Tejada

Click here to see all the national winners!


Key program dates

Nominations open
December 3, 2018

Application Workshop (San Francisco)
February 13, 2019
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Nominations deadline – no extensions
March 8, 2019

Semifinalists announced
April 2, 2019

Onsite interviews
April 8 – 19, 2019

Semifinalist Reception
April 25, 2019

Finalists announced
May 8, 2019

Finalist filming
May 22, & 23, 2019

Awards Gala
June 21, 2019

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

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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 the program? Contact us at eoynorcal@ey.com or reach out to a member of our team. We'd love to hear from you!

Northern California Program Director Rebecca Norris

Rebecca Norris
Northern California
Program Director

Northern California Program Director Chad Bowar

Chad Bowar
Northern California
Program Director

Northern California Program Manager Jenny Brock

Jenny Brock
Northern California
Program Manager
+1 415 984 7036

Program Coordinator Jamie Miller Rodriguez

Jamie Rodriguez
Northern California
Program Coordinator
+1 408 947 4912