Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year (CEY)
Cornell University and Entrepreneurship@Cornell honor one Cornell alumnus or alumna each year as the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year at a gala dinner in his/her honor on campus during the annual Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration.
This award recognizes the achievements and qualities of a Cornellian who best exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship by meeting the following criteria:
- Started and successfully managed a business, contributed substantially to the turnaround or growth of a business, or managed a larger business in a way that has demonstrated notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements.
- Contributed to the private enterprise system in ways that are an inspiration to others.
- Used his or her business skills and creativity to enrich humanity.
- Conducted his or her business and personal relationships with the highest integrity.
For information on nomination procedures, click here.