Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program
Washington | Oregon | Montana | Alaska
Seeking the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world.
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Nationally sponsored by
Meet the 2018 Pacific Northwest winners
Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.
2019 Key program dates
December 3, 2018
Nominations deadline – no extensions
March 8, 2019
April 18, 2019
April 22, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Finalist Judges Interviews
May 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
King St. Ballroom & Perch
255 South King Street
Seattle WA 98104
Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 13–17, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA
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.
Puget Sound Business Journal (Jun 18, 2018) – Meet the EY Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year winners Link
Portland Business Journal (Jun 18, 2018) – Portland-area manufacturing, senior-living stars capture NW entrepreneurial honors Link
GeekWire (Jun 16, 2018) – CEOs celebrate moms at the big Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony Link
Geekwire (May 8, 2018) – Meet the 2018 finalists for EY's Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year competition Link
Portland Business Journal (May 7, 2018) – Nine Oregon and SW Washington entrepreneurs vie for top EY awards Link
Puget Sound Business Journal (May 4, 2018) – Din Tai Fung, Usermind and Outreach leaders are among EY Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalists Link
EY announces 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Pacific Northwest Finalists (May 4, 2018) – Press Release