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Welcome to the Mountain Desert program
Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico

The nominations are in!

Nominations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 season are now closed. Finalists in our region will be announced soon.

Congratulations to the 2018 national winners!

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 US winners have been announced. Click here to learn more about all of the national winners. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.

Key program dates

On-site interviews
March 25 - April 9
Interview team will come to individual candidate's office

Arizona & New Mexico Entrepreneurs and Hall of Fame reception
April 2 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Home of Hall of Fame Member | Phoenix, AZ

Colorado Entrepreneurs and Hall of Fame reception
Tuesday, April 9 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Colorado Governor's Mansion

Arizona & New Mexico Judge's Day Interviews
Tuesday, April 23

Colorado Judge's Day Interviews
Thursday, April 25

Finalist Announcement

Colorado Finalist Video Shoots
May 16-17, May 23, May 29

Arizona and New Mexico Finalist video shoots
May 20-21

Mountain Desert region awards gala
Thursday, June 20 | 6:00-10:00 pm
Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Strategic Growth Forum and National Awards Gala
November 13-17 | Palm Desert, CA

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Mountain Desert award recipients. Click here for a full listing of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

2017 Mountain Desert Winners

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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 our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Courtney Story
Entrepreneur Of The Year Manager
+1 720 931 4411


Jim Wilson
Entrepreneur Of The Year Director
+1 720 931 4415


Kevin McHolland
Host Partner Phoenix
+1 602 322 3312