Entrepreneur Of The Year Launch


Join us for drinks and nibbles and an evening of celebrating entrepreneurship.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year recognises unstoppable entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage and leadership in the building and growing successful businesses.

Entries for the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards open in March. Ministry of Awesome is hosting this year's launch party and we invite you to join us and EY in bringing together entrepreneurs within the South Island to enter the programme and to celebrate their success.

We look forward to listening to our Chief Awesome Officer and keynote speaker for the evening; Marian Johnson.
She is an experienced business growth leader with deep experience in marketing, strategy and operations. Marian has bootstrapped at tech and media start-ups as well as enjoyed the executional power and resource of executive roles at entertainment multinationals in the US and Europe. She is passionate about the start-up and innovation ecosystem in Canterbury and committed to its ongoing success.

Following Marian’s keynote, we will have a panel discussion, with prior EOY entrants & winners. This panel will give their insights into what entrepreneurship means to them, how they found the process of entering EOY and what they were able to get out of it for themselves personally and for their business.

Outline of the evening:

  • 5:30pm: Networking, drinks and canapés
  • 6:00pm: Welcome: An intro to EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 6:10pm: Keynote speaker, Marian Johnson, Chief Awesome Officer, Ministry of Awesome
  • 6:25pm: Panel discussion with previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year entrants
  • 6:50pm: Networking, drinks and canapés
  • 7:30pm: Event closes

More Information: EOY Website

Contact email: millie.bannon@nz.ey.com or jenni.callaghan@nz.ey.com

Nearest parking: Free, corner of Moorhouse & Barbadoes (entry Barbadoes)

Register here