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.
Sponsors 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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