[Competition] Ernst & Young Announces “Ready, Set, Grow 2014”
Global professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) has announced its 2014 “Ready, Set, Grow” program in Monaco, a platform open to all high-potential entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their companies and discuss their plans to scale big and fast, as well as find suitable mentors.
An independent panel of mentors comprising of previous EOY winners and successful business leaders will select the participants from the pool of applicants based on the following criterion : growth opportunity; entrepreneurial spirit and leadership; financial performance; strategic direction; innovation and originality; and people philosophy. Six finalists will be picked to receive a trip to Monaco, June 4–8 2014, to join the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year® event.
In Monaco, each participant will be given 90 minutes with a panel of four mentors, all of whom are top leaders in entrepreneurship and business creation. Those selected will have the opportunity to meet and network with 1,000 other entrepreneurs from around the world.
“EY is thrilled to offer this opportunity to highlight great emerging entrepreneurs, help them scale and shine a spotlight on them,” says Maria Pinelli, Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets at EY. “These mentorships will provide invaluable guidance and collaboration with highly successful entrepreneurs who have been in the shoes of these brilliant business creators.”
If you’re an owner, founder, or CEO of a private company that has existed for at least two years, and be primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company, you can apply for the program here. The deadline for completed applications is March 15, 2014.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.