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EY Launches a New Program to Support High-potential Entrepreneurs

by EY January 20, 2015

Website www.ey.com

EY has launched Accelerating Entrepreneurs, a program that will help high-potential entrepreneurs around the world scale up their business.

Through this program, entrepreneurs will benefit from the guidance of a global team of EY experts and business leaders and from the opportunity to develop business relations with top entrepreneurs within the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ gala. The event represents the global finale of the competition and it will take place between 3 and 7 June 2015.

Previously called Ready, Set, Grow, the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program has been renamed and redesigned to offer the winners of the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program a complete advisory, support and mentorship, including:
• A 90-minute growth session at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year, where winners of Accelerating Entrepreneurs 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 their Growth Coaches and Entrepreneur Of The Year country winners
• The opportunity to benefit from an all-expense paid trip to EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year, to meet and network with leading entrepreneurs from over 60 countries who gathered in Monte Carlo

The selection process of entrepreneurs who will benefit from advisory and support from EY within Accelerating Entrepreneurs will be implemented by an independent pannel of experts, according to the following criteria: the company’s growth potential; leadership and entrepreneurial spirit; strategic vision; innovative and original thinking; finnancial performance, HR culture.

Alexandru Lupea, Strategic Growth Markets Leader and Audit Partner, EY Romania states:
"The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year event brings together some of the most successful entrepreneurs around the world, leaders on their markets and many of them, global market leaders. Accelerating Entrepreneurs is a chance for ambitious entrepreneurs who look to become tomorrow’s market leaders. They have the opportunity to learn from these elite entrepreneurs, through practical advice within the event and through a one-year mentorship program that will help them in going further to the next stage in their growth journey.”

"As they grow, entrepreneurial companies have an increasing impact on communities they are part of, through jobs they create and through innovative products and services they offer. This is why it is so important to offer them support from the very first stages of their journey, by opening up our network for them."

To apply for the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program, applicants must be an owner / founder / CEO of the company they represent and be primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company. The company must be at least two years old and must have reported USD 30 million or less in sales for each of the past two fiscal years.

Applications must be submitted online at www.ey.com/scaleup, until 1 March 2015.

About EY World Entrepreneur Of The YearTM
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year is the most prestigious global competition dedicated to entrepreneurs. EY selects an Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in more than 60 other countries and 145 cities worldwide, covering more than 94% of the global economy. National winners enter the global selection for the World Entrepreneur of the Year, and the title is awarded at an international gala ceremony held every year in Monte Carlo.

About EY Romania
EY is one of the world's leading professional services firms with approximately 190,000 employees in 700 offices across 150 countries, and revenues of approximately $27.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended on 30 June 2014. Our network is the most integrated at global level and its vast resources allow us to help our clients benefit from every opportunity. In Romania, EY has been a leader on the professional services market since its set up in 1992. Our over 500 employees in Romania and Moldova provide seamless assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services to clients ranging from multinationals to local companies. Our offices are based in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi and Chisinau. In 2014, EY Romania has affiliated to the only global competition dedicated to entrepreneurship, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. The winner of the local edition represents Romania in the international finale that takes place every year in June in Monte Carlo. The World Entrepreneur Of The Year title is awarded at the international finale. For more information, please visit www.ey.com.

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