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Orange Entrepreneur of the Year

The Orange Entrepreneur of the Year Award will recognize the outstanding entrepreneurs who have graduated from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and will highlight their success.This individual will be recognized at the annual Holtz Alumni Awards, a celebration that recognizes outstanding alumni, faculty and staff.

Criteria for consideration:

  1. Candidates for this award must have an active business, where he/she still has formal engagement in the operations of the business, or recently exited the business.
  2. Must have been the founder, part of the founding team, or main force behind an entrepreneurial effort within an established business. Applications from entrepreneurs in all industries are welcome, including the non-profit sector, and types of firms (private, public, family owned).
  3. Preference for firms started after 2000 will be given.
  4. Must be a Syracuse University alumni. We will consider all SU alumni, with a strong preference for Whitman alums.
  5. Business must have had an important economic impact on society, including having employees, outstanding financial performance including rapid and sustained growth, and community engagement.