KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
KnowBe4 is a leading provider of anti-phishing solutions that concentrate on the human element of security. KnowBe4’s products help to train end users about the threat from phishing, social engineering, CEO fraud and malware and ransomware attacks.
The 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are now in their 31st year. The program has proved incredibly popular and has now been extended to more than 145 cities in 60 countries around the world. The 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are the first, and only, global award program of its kind.
The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who have shown incredible commitment to their business and their communities and have fostered innovation and achieved major successes.
Entrepreneurs are assessed on a wide range of criteria by a panel of independent judges, comprising entrepreneurs and business and finance leaders.
There can only be one winner in each regional category, although being selected as a finalist shows business leaders have vision, drive, determination and commitment that has been effectively translated into solid financial performance.
“I am thrilled to be nominated for this award. As a serial entrepreneur, I have worked very hard to make sure each company I start and run is better than the last. KnowBe4’s growth has been consistently up for sixteen consecutive quarters, and this award validates the entrepreneurial spirit. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams and make it work as a business,” said Sjouwerman.
The winners of each regional category will be announced at a gala event at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on June 23, 2017. All regional winners will be eligible for consideration for the National 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a gala event in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017.