EY revealed 46 finalists for its Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Southwest Award this week.
The entrepreneurs, who represent a range of industries, have at least one thing in common: EY recognizes them as “audacious business leaders” dedicated to building and growing successful, dynamic companies that can help “catapult us from now to next—and beyond.”
The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges.
The EY program calls them “unstoppable entrepreneurs”: The awards recognize visionary leaders who transform our world through their innovation, growth, and prosperity, the organization says.
Winners of the regional entrepreneur of the year award will be announced in a virtual celebration on August 4, 2021.
The 2021 Southwest region finalists are:
Accelerate Real Asset Management (Plano)
Apex Fintech Solutions (Dallas)
Astura Medical (Irving)
AVAD Energy Partners LLC (Dallas)
Jonathan Abelmann and Melbourne O’Banion
Christopher Crow and Lance Spivey
Catalyst Health Network (Plano)
Joe D’Cruz and Tricia D’Cruz
Catalyze Dallas Holdings (Dallas)
Compass Data Centers (Dallas)
Concote Corporation (Coppell)
CONTI Texas Organization (Dallas)
Critical Start (Plano)
Elevate Credit (Fort Worth)
Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon
Hedera Hashgraph (Richardson)
Kibo Commerce (Dallas)
Das Nobel and Nipa Nobel
MTX Group (Frisco)
National Circuit Assembly (Garland)
Neighborhood Goods (Dallas)
o9 Solutions (Dallas)
Omni Logistics (Dallas)
PMG Worldwide (Westover Hills)
Prasanna Singaraju and Sanjay Jupudi
Collin Jones and Paul Martel
Resi Media (Plano)
Aakash Kumar and Patrick Brandt
Shine Solar (Rogers, AR)
Sign Gypsies (Celina)
Taysha Gene Therapies (Dallas)
Titus Oil & Gas (Fort Worth)
Van’s Kitchen (Dallas)
Yesway (Fort Worth)
Finalists will be featured in the August issue of D CEO.
Winners of the regional award are eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum. That winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2022
Who won last year?
Meet the nine winners of the 2020 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest Region Awards here.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year
In the U.S., EY showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions.
For 35 years, the EY program has recognized those who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Since its beginning, the program has expanded to honor business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide.
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