EY Launches New Program To Support High-Growth Potential Global Entrepreneurs
EY has launched Accelerating Entrepreneurs, a program to give six high-potential entrepreneurs from around the world support to scale up their business. Winners will receive expert one-to-one guidance, networking and insight sharing opportunities at EY’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ event in Monte Carlo, between 3-7 June 2015.
Previously called Ready, Set, Grow, this year’s program has been renamed and remodeled, with winners receiving a comprehensive program of advice, support and mentorship, including:
- A 90-minute session at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year where participants will present their business plans to a panel of “Growth Coaches” who will provide feedback and direction
- The opportunity to form ongoing mentoring relationships with Growth Coaches and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year country winners
- The opportunity to attend EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year, all expenses paid, to meet and network with leading entrepreneurs from over 60 countries who will gather in Monte Carlo
- Participants will be chosen by an independent panel based on the company’s growth opportunity; entrepreneurial spirit and leadership; financial performance; strategic direction; innovative thinking and originality; and people philosophy.
“This program delivers the kind of hands-on advice and invaluable networking that entrepreneurs can really use. Not only does it give them an opportunity to participate in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ event in Monaco, it offers personal guidance throughout the year.”
Bryan Pearce, Global Leader EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and Venture Capital
For over 25 years EY recognized the world’s most dynamic and innovative entrepreneurs through the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) award program. EY also connects them throughout the year to influential business and government leaders, investors and advisors from across the globe at the EY Strategic Growth Forums.
EY’s commitment to the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program supports the next generation of entrepreneurial high-growth companies looking to scale into new markets around the world. Accelerating Entrepreneurs is a chance for tomorrow’s market leaders to learn from the EOY winners, with hands-on advice at the event and year-long mentorship to help them on the next stage of their growth journey.
As enterprises scale-up, they have a huge economic impact on their communities through the jobs they create and the innovative products and services they offer. That’s why it’s so important to support them at this critical stage of their journey by opening up the EY global network to them.
To apply for the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program, applicants must be an owner/founder/ CEO of a private company and be primarily responsible for its recent performance; the company must be at least two years old and have reported US$50 million or less in sales for each of the past two fiscal years.
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About EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY World 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 (EOY) 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 60 countries.