The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 New Jersey Award winners are:
Rina Parikh, President, AASKI Technology, Inc. Bharat Parikh, CEO, AASKI Technology, Inc. Daniel O'Connor, President & CEO, Advaxis, Inc. Marc Ackerman, Co-Founder & COO, CardCash.com Elliot Bohm, Co-Founder & CEO, CardCash.com Ed Adams, CEO, Direct Travel Brian Leuthner, President & CEO, Edge Therapeutics, Inc. Navneet Puri, PhD, President & CEO, InnoPharma, Inc. Steven Dai, President & CEO, International Vitamin Corporation Jamie Lima, Co-Founder & CEO, IT Cosmetics Paulo Lima, Co-Founder & President, IT Cosmetics Joseph Beneducci, Chairman, President & CEO, ProSight Specialty Insurance Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, Chairman & CEO, Summit Medical Group
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President, CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New Jersey, sponsors also include Cresa, DLA Piper, Empire Valuation Consultants, Merrill Corporation, Morgan Lewis, Murray Devine, NJBIZ, PNC, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.