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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program

Washington | Oregon | Montana | Alaska

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.


Key program dates

Nominations open
December 3, 2018

Nominations deadline – no extensions
March 8, 2019

Finalists announced
April 18, 2019

Onsite interviews
April 22, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Finalist Judges Interviews
May 14, 2019

Awards Gala
June 2019

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

News Articles

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

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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 Pacific Northwest Program or interested in a sponsorship opportunity? We’d love to hear from you!

Program Director Sue Borgman

Sue Borgman
Program Director

Program Director Mark Mathewson

Mark Mathewson
Program Director

Program Manager Cara Lewallen

Cara Lewallen
Program Manager
+1 206 262 7140

Program Coordinator Jamie Miller Rodriguez

Jamie Miller Rodriguez
Pacific Northwest
Program Coordinator
+1 408 947 4912