WANTED: A Maltese Entrepreneur Who Can Inspire The Rest Of The World

You'll join the best of the best in Monaco

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The EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) contest is back in Malta for a second year, and that means only thing; we're looking for a local inspiration to impress the world.

Ever since 1986, Ernst & Young has annually honoured different entrepreneurs from all around the world, gathering in Monte Carlo to crown the Entrepreneur of the Year. 

To give you a perspective of the scope of this award, past winners included the minds behind Dell Computers, Starbucks, Amazon, LinkedIn and Google. Of course, in the three decades since the award's conception, much has changed in the world, and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award has come to incorporate a multitude of different awards spread over 165 cities in over 60 countries. It has evolved into the world's biggest and most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, with 5,000 nominees and 1,200 finalists added each year. 

And yes; a Maltese entrepreneur will be one of those finalists!

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Am I eligible?

Nominees must either be Maltese or have been operating a company based in Malta for at least two years. 

Anyone, including employees, company advisors and financiers can nominate an entrepreneur, with the latter's consent. Many of the nominations come from the entrepreneurs themselves.

If you fit the bill, fill the form!

Next week is the last chance to apply, so don't sleep on this!

Friday 9th February is the last day for nominations for the 2018 Malta EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, so it really is now or never. Fill yours in right here.

Being nominated for such a prestigious award can instantly elevate your company's profile, but winning it will grant you significant international visibility. And when it comes to entrepreneurs, that can be all you need to jumpstart the next phase of your company's growth.

What happens next? 

From your application, it's a 45-minute interview with EY, another 45-minute meeting of the jury, and then it's straight to the award ceremony on 21st March. Here, the finalists and winners are honoured, and one lucky entrepreneur will be flown to Monaco to compete with over 120 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. The whole process couldn't be more straightforward, but the payoff is as rewarding as it is unforgettable. 

In addition to the main award, the EY Rising Star Award will be presented to a contender running a high growth business that is generating excitement in the market. The winner of this award will also attend the World Entrepreneur of the Year event in Monaco.

Last year, Corinthia Group Chairman Alfred Pisani and Altaro Software co-founder and CEO David Vella won the Maltese EY Entrepreneur of the Year and EY Rising Star awards. 

So do you know someone who deserves to be crowned Malta's Entrepreneur of the Year? Tag them in the comments and let's get our tiny island on the entrepreneurial map!

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Written By

David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.