Jun 17, 2015, 01:42 ET
NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in New York. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala emceed by Soledad O'Brien on Tuesday, June 16th at the Marriott Marquis.
"EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 29 years," said Carmine Romano, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for New York. "These winners are accomplished leaders who have contributed a tremendous amount to their communities."
The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 New York Award include:
- Phillip Lim – Co-founder and Creative Director, 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Wen Zhou – Co-founder and CEO, 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Lawrence Janesky – Founder and CEO, Basement Systems Inc.
- Eugene Alletto – CEO, BEDGEAR LLC
- Matt Salzberg – Co-founder and CEO, Blue Apron
- Ilia Papas – Co-founder and CTO, Blue Apron
- Matthew Wadiak – Co-founder and COO, Blue Apron
- Payal Kadakia – Co-founder and CEO, ClassPass
- Maggie Wilderotter – Executive Chairman, Frontier Communications
- Brad Katsuyama – President, IEX
- Noah Breslow – CEO, OnDeck
- Justin Stefano – Co-founder and CEO, Refinery29
- Philippe von Borries – Co-founder and CEO, Refinery29
- Adam Neumann – Co-founder and CEO, WeWork
- Jonathan Steinberg – CEO and President, WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 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 National Overall 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 nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New York, sponsors 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®
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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