The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 gala season is underway and we are expecting more than 12,000 CEOs and executives to join us in 21 cities around the country to celebrate the entrepreneurs who break the mold. Join us as we honor and recognize the men and women whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways. We’re excited about the many significant achievements of these incredible entrepreneurs, applauding them for taking the road less traveled to launch new companies, open new markets and fuel job growth. Good luck to all the finalists!
Click here for a list of gala dates and locations with links to your local program where you can get more information about the mold-breakers being recognized in your market or to purchase gala tickets.
About the program
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, founded by EY, has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep our worldwide economy moving forward. Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown dramatically and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year US Awards gala is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the largest gathering of entreprenuers in America.
Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.
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We took 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.
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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
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