Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Logo 2013.jpg
Awarded for Entrepreneurship
Sponsored by Ernst & Young
Date 1986; 31 years ago (1986)
Presented by Ernst & Young
Website ey.com/US/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards or EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, sponsored by Ernst & Young, is a global competition that encourages entrepreneurship. Founded in 1986 in Milwaukee with just one award, as of 2016, twenty-five programs were run in all fifty states of the United States and also run in more than sixty countries.[1]

Despite the name, the award can be given to multiple individuals per year; for example, in 2013 there were ten winners in the state of New York, with winners awarded in the categories of retail and consumer products; technology; family business; emerging; energy, chemical and mining; food products and services; real estate, hospitality, and construction; financial services; digital media; and transformational.[2] In 2014, there were eleven national winners in the United States; with one individual recognized as the Overall Award Winner.[3]

The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards have been awarded to over 10,000 since 1986,[4] averaging 400 recipients annually.

World Entrepreneur of the Year[edit]

Annually, each of the overall country winners gather in Monte Carlo, Monaco, for the annual EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award.[5] EY Entrepreneur of the Year Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel composed of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients.[6] All country winners will be inducted into the World Entrepreneur of the Year Academy and to the Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame, on permanent display at Ernst & Young's US headquarters at 5 Times Square in New York City.[4]

Examples of past winners[edit]

Year Winner(s) Company Country/Category/Region
1987 Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems United States
1989 Michael Dell Dell Computer
1990 Herb Kelleher Southwest Airlines Corporation
1991 Howard Schultz Starbucks
1997 Jeff Bezos Amazon.com
2000 Eddie Jordan Jordan Grand Prix United Kingdom
2002 John Rothwell Austal Ships Australia
Robert Braithwaite Sunseeker International United Kingdom
Jeno Paulucci Luigino's Inc United States
Peter Gustavson Custom House Ltd. Canada
2003 David Bussau Opportunity International Australia
Robert T. Wiseman Robert Wiseman Dairies United Kingdom
Google Inc. United States
2004 Bill Gammell Cairn Energy United Kingdom
2005 Wayne Huizenga Blockbuster United States
2006 Atlassian Australia
2007 Philip Harris Carpetright United Kingdom
Henri Termeer Genzyme United States
2011 Michael Malone iiNet Australia
Stephen Catlin Catlin Group Limited United Kingdom
LinkedIn Inc. United States
Paul Glantz Emagine Entertainment
2012 Michael Morhaime Blizzard Entertainment
2013 Andrew Bassat SEEK Australia
2015 Pepperstone
Richard Steeves Synergy Healthcare United Kingdom
2016 Andrew Richardson Targray Canada
Ambarish Mitra Blippar United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards". United States: EY. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Meet NY award recipients". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: EY. 2013. 
  3. ^ "US winners". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: EY. 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Visit the Hall of Fame". Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. United States: EY. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Malaysia Business & Finance News, Stock Updates". The Star Online. Star Publications (M) Bhd. 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Frequently asked questions". Entrepreneur of the Year. United States: EY. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14.