Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards - Nominations now open (2013)
Passion, vision, achievement. Sound like someone you know in your community?
As we begin our 2013 search for the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, we hope you’ll share the vision and nominate someone in your community, or even yourself, to be named among the next generation of business leaders. Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world’s most prestigious business award with a lifelong network of gravity-defying entrepreneurs.
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 industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.
Family Business Award of Excellence™
New for 2013 is the addition of the Family Business Award of Excellence™. The Family Business Award of Excellence recognizes leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families with a culture and tradition of successfully balancing business and family issues, growing the business through innovation, and contributions through philanthropic or social engagement. The families support these traditions with sustainable, long-term strategies that include effective and transparent corporate governance.
Applications for both awards will be accepted until March 8, 2013.
To be eligible to receive an award, the nominee must be an owner or manager of a private or public company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and an active member of top management for at least two years. The nominee’s company must be at least two years old for Emerging category candidates (companies two to five years old) and three years or more for all other categories.
All Entrepreneur Of The Year regional award winners will be inducted into the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame and become eligible for the national awards. Previous regional award winners may resubmit to be considered for the current-year national Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. (Financial and other significant information on the nominee and company will need to be updated for resubmission.)
Judging Panel and Criteria
The independent panels of judges are comprised of past Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners and successful business leaders from the community. The judging criteria include a thorough assessment of recent financial performance, strategic direction, product or service innovation, company leadership including personal integrity and risk-taking, values and key employee initiatives, and community involvement (philanthropic activities, etc.).
Entrepreneur Of The Year special edition
Read about the national award winners and national finalists honored as the best of the best in the annual special edition.
SOURCE: EY.com, gcase.org