May 23rd, 2013 News
Mark Godfrey, CEO and Simon Cole, CTO of Automated Intelligence (AI) joins twenty-four of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs as finalists for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Programme 2013.
Going head-to-head with over 150 of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs from across the island, AI have been selected as one of the 8 finalists for the emerging category, a further 16 companies have been selected as finalists in the industry and international categories.
The Programme is poised to be the most ambitious EOY programme to date and kicks off tonight, 23rd May with a meet the finalists dinner. Following this Mark, Simon and the 24 other finalist companies will join a group of 100 entrepreneurs, all previous finalists and winners of the EOY programme, for a week-long CEO Retreat taking place between Chicago, Notre Dame University and New York in June. The itinerary for the CEO Retreat is centred around accelerating the growth, ambition and development of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurial talent and their businesses. The week will include world-class executive education sessions with globally renowned experts in growth and internationalisation, as well as master classes with CEOs of some of the world’s biggest multinationals.
Each category and the overall winner of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards will be announced at the EOY Gala Night taking place in Dublin on October 24th. The overall winner will then go on to participate in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards in Monte Carlo in June 2014.
Ernst & Young’s Frank O’Keeffe, Partner-in-Charge of the Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Programme, comments
“The 24 selected finalists are significantly contributing to the creation of new jobs and opportunities in today’s challenging business environment, advancing innovation and creating value in Ireland and globally.” He continued “We would like to wholeheartedly welcome this year’s finalists to our unique community of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs and look forward to supporting, celebrating and challenging them throughout this year’s programme.”