Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in San Diego. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. The winners were revealed at a gala event on June 9 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
“Ernst & Young believes in the power of entrepreneurship,” said Dan Kleeburg, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for San Diego. “These Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners are best in class, and we are proud to honor their outstanding success.”
The San Diego winners for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 are:
* Larry Gilbert, Event Network Inc.
* Scott Huennekens, Volcano Corp.
* Russ Mann, Covario
* Tim Penick, T.B. Penick & Sons
* Kishore Seendripu, MaxLinear Inc.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year award regionally are eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence on a national level. The overall national U.S. winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title in June.
This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Entrepreneurs are nominated and evaluated by those in each region, including local business, academic and community leaders.
All regional honorees are invited to the national Entrepreneur Of The Year gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on Nov. 13 in Palm Springs, Calif. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. For more information on the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, visit www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In San Diego, sponsors include:
* Union Bank
* Cox Business
For more information about the program, visit ey.com/us/eoy.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
About Ernst & Young
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