Since 1986, EY has honoured entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, the spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honoured the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
|• Mariano Nunez, CEO of Onapsis||• Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.|
|• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation||• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks|
|• Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.||• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani|
|• Jodi Berg of Vitamix||• James Park of Fitbit|
|• Robert Unanue of Goya Foods||• J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.|
|• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn|
Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In the New England region, gold sponsors also include Boston Private Bank, Fama PR, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Search, and Woodruff Sawyer. New England silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester, and T3 Advisors.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference in the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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