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Nominations Open for EY’s 2023 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

January 23, 2023

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program recognizes the most accomplished business leaders who are building and sustaining successful enterprises worldwide while credentialing participants with investors, employees and customers. Award winners join an esteemed community of distinguished visionaries from around the world.

Each year through the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, EY celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ingenuity and ambition transform our world.

Application submission deadline: March 3, 2023

Benefits of Participation

  • Gain access to a worldwide community of entrepreneurs and transformational leaders
  • Increase exposure to potential customers and suppliers, M&A opportunities, and private equity and venture capital investors
  • Celebrate and recognize your team and support network
  • Elevate your company’s brand within the local business community and through PR opportunities
  • Receive exclusive invitations to local events with other entrepreneurs


The Applicant

  • Chief Executive Officer or President of a private or public company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company.
  • Must be in the role for at least two years by the application deadline.
  • Previous finalists and applicants are encouraged to reapply.
  • Former award winners may reapply if they have founded or transitioned to a new company.

The Company

  • Companies must be at least two years old to be eligible.
  • Companies are most competitive when they demonstrate long-term value and have a strong growth rate and growth plans. There is no revenue threshold to apply.

Judging Criteria

The judges evaluate nominees on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Purpose
  • Growth
  • Impact
  • Financial Performance

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