Who will be the entrepreneur of 2018?

The registrations for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are open. Directors at the head of a company that has combined growth and profitability may take part in these prestigious awards by submitting their application online on the website www.ey.com/fr/eoy by 18 May 2018.


Among those that contribute to the economy and to society, some set themselves apart with their talent and courage, driven by an extraordinary passion to create, grow and share. For the past 26 years, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ha recognised these men and women, talented job and wealth creators based in France. In 2017, 343 entrepreneurs, across all categories, took part (these candidates represent a turnover of over €11 billion, 21,000 employees and €803 million raised by start-ups).


The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be presented in September in seven major regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Est, Ile-de-France, Nord de France, Ouest, Sud-Est and Grand-Sud. The distinguished winners in each of the regions then compete for the national awards, which will be held in Paris in October.


The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is organised by EY, in partnership with insurance brokers Verlingue, HSBC France and Steelcase, a world leader in furniture for the services sector, with the support of Bpifrance and media partners L’Express and Widoobiz.