NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the New York region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Tuesday, June 16th at the Marriott Marquis.
The finalists are:
- Phillip Lim – 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Wen Zhou – 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Ahmass Fakahany – Altamarea Group
- Lawrence Janesky – Basement Systems Inc.
- Eugene Alletto – BEDGEAR LLC
- Matt Salzberg – Blue Apron
- Ilia Papas – Blue Apron
- Matthew Wadiak – Blue Apron
- Ryan Urban – Bounce Exchange
- Sue Butler – Butler/Till
- Tracy Till – Butler/Till
- Chantel Waterbury – Chloe + Isabel
- Payal Kadakia – ClassPass
- Bob Doyle – CSC ServiceWorks
- Ben Uretsky – DigitalOcean, Inc.
- Harvey Diamond – Drive Medical
- Ben Wolin – Everyday Health
- Leonard Tannenbaum – Fifth Street Asset Management
- Maggie Wilderotter – Frontier Communications
- Brad Katsuyama – IEX
- Will Margiloff – IgnitionOne
- Matt Keiser – LiveIntent
- Josh Shaw – MISSION Product Holdings Inc.
- Eugene Holtzman – Mitchell Martin Inc.
- Charlie Kim – Next Jump
- Kerry Breitbart – North American Power
- Noah Breslow – OnDeck
- Ben Kaufman – Quirky
- Justin Stefano – Refinery29
- Philippe von Borries – Refinery29
- Neal Goldman – Relationship Science, LLC
- Rich Riley – Shazam
- Jason Richelson – ShopKeep
- Jack Kopnisky – Sterling National Bank
- Faisal Husain – Synechron
- Adam Singolda – Taboola
- Adam Neumann – WeWork
- Jonathan Steinberg – WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2016. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The awards are the culminating event of the EY 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 sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New York, sponsors also include Marsh, Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, HSBC Bank, SolomonEdwardsGroup, DLA Piper, Murray Devine, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Scherzer International and SmartCEO.
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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