The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and is held in more than 140 cities and in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme has been running in Ireland for over 18 years. It is a global programme that is run by EY in over 50 countries, across six continents.
The Irish programme has been identified as one of the strongest worldwide. Each year, entrepreneurs throughout Ireland are invited to enter any one of three categories: Emerging, Industry and International. Following interviews and a judging process, 24 entrepreneurs are shortlisted in May every year. The finalists engage in a strategic programme of activities over the next six months including: the international CEO Retreat; executive education sessions; filming for the TV series and culminating with the annual Gala Awards Dinner. An award is presented for each category, and an overall winner is announced as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™.
In 2013, Wisetek CEO and founder Sean Sheehan was selected as one of the finalists for this national award.