EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony will be held. It recognizes and awards successful entrepreneurs, both in the business and social world, with 225,000 Argentine pesos.

EY Argentina joined the program in 2011, with the objective of contributing to the development of recognized entrepreneurs and social referents that contribute to the development of the country through the entrepreneurial culture.

Individuals or institutions whose activity is based in Argentina may participate. The participants’ work or project must have a minimum of 1 year of implementation. Candidatures may be presented by the participant directly, through a Foundation or CSO, or by third parties.

To apply, social entrepreneurs should be people committed to the development of projects that respond to social and environmental issues, as well as leaders and source of inspiration for others. The candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria: commitment to solve pressing social and/or environmental issues; entrepreneurial spirit; integrity and social influence; generation of social and/or environmental value; innovation: anticipation of changes and generation of alternatives that help to tackle social problems; strategy: transformation of visions into realities; global impact: international expansion and scope of the initiative; financial performance and sustainability of the initiative; team management and leadership; potential replication of the initiative in other contexts.

In order for EY to take into account the candidacies and thus be considered part of the three people shortlist, it will be necessary to complete a dossier with information on the person or institution participating, and type, scope and impact of the project. After completing it, this documentation must be sent to the Social Responsibility Management, EY, 25de Mayo 487, Buenos Aires, telephone: 4318-1600, e-mail:

The deadline for submission of applications is December 15, 2017. The organizers of the prize will contact the participants if they need additional information as well as to announce the EOY prize.

A winning shortlist, that will receive a prize of 225,000 Argentine pesos, will be selected from the presentations received. In turn, the shortlist will receive an exclusive design statuette of the EOY award worldwide at the annual awards gala.

On the other hand, the distinguished entrepreneur in the Master category of each country competes annually in Monte Carlo for the World Entrepreneur of the Year, a symbol of prestige for the entrepreneurs who lead top-level companies.

The award categories are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement: Tribute to an entrepreneur for his career and the recognition of the business community.

Emergent: Distinction to an entrepreneur with high growth potential.

Master: Distinction to the most outstanding entrepreneur who will represent the country at the Monaco gala.

Social Responsibility: Distinction to the entrepreneur whose social project contributes a significant amount to society.

Executive: Distinction to a company leader who, due to his entrepreneurial spirit, has contributed to the development and success of the business.

For more information, visit: and$FILE/ey-eoy-formulario-para-emprendedor-social-2018.pdf