Supporting entrepreneurs

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We are a world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs. Our identification with entrepreneurs and high-growth companies, through programs such as Entrepreneur Of The Year ®, Entrepreneurial Winning Women and the Strategic Growth Forum™, serves as a cornerstone of our brand.

We are a world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs. Our identification with entrepreneurs and high-growth companies, through programs such as Entrepreneur Of The Year ® and the Strategic Growth Forum™, serves as a cornerstone of our brand.

At EY, we believe in supporting entrepreneurs at their many stages of development through programs delivered by our people, and in some cases, designed by them. These programs include the following:

  • ► EY Vantage

    The EY Vantage program works in collaboration with Endeavor Global to provide business advisory services at no fee to high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. By helping these businesses address their biggest obstacles to growth, we promote social and economic growth in emerging markets. Since 2005, 147 Vantage Advisors have supported 145 entrepreneurs in eight countries. In 2015 alone, EY Americas provided more than 5,000 hours of service, translating to nearly $2 million in services to entrepreneurs. Learn more.

  • ► EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors

    Since 2009, EY Americas has been helping local entrepreneurs succeed while also contributing to scientific research on the effects of climate change. To date, more than 200 EY people from Americas member firms have participated. The program embodies our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs while minimizing the organization's environmental footprint. At the same time, the expeditions fulfill the Earthwatch Institute's mission to engage people in scientific research and education in sustainable environments.

  • ► Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

    EY is proud to support NFTE, one of our four Americas Corporate Responsibility focus organizations, which for the past 25 years has provided entrepreneurship education to more than 500,000 young people worldwide at risk of dropping out of school. Our people volunteer their time — whether mentoring students, supporting teachers by acting as guest speakers or judging business plan competitions. Additionally, our leaders sit on most local NFTE boards and a partner serves on NFTE’s national board. Every year, EY US gives a scholarship award to an NFTE youth entrepreneur in every NFTE market. Learn more.