LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that Mike Zhang, Andrew Tsai, and Jonathan Hong, co-founders of The Drip Club, are semifinalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Region Award. Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced Monday, May 9, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 21, with more than 700 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
"It is an honor to be selected as semi-finalists for EY's2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Jonathan, Andrew, and I are humbled to be in such good company, and we are looking forward to meeting all of the other highly-accomplished entrepreneurs who are in the running for this year's award." Mike Zhang, CEO of The Drip Club, a fast-growing LA-based consumer products company that aims to significantly reduce the six million preventable deaths that take place each year around the world due to tobacco and cigarette-related illnesses.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About The Drip Club
The Drip Club is a consumer products company engaged in the development of innovative vaping products and brands, inspired by the possibility of one day inhabiting a cigarette-free planet. The company is led by serial entrepreneur Mike Zhang, and has a diverse and experienced management team comprised of senior managers who have held roles at Goldman Sachs & Co., Facebook, Citigroup, U.S. Bank, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Drip Club aims to significantly reduce the six million preventable deaths that take place each year around the world due to tobacco and cigarette-related illnesses.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through 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 award 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.
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