AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced that Matthew Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in Central Texas. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chasen was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 9 at the JW Marriott Austin.
“Getting named as a finalist for this year’s Entrepreneur Of the Year® Award is a real testament to the dedication of nearly 200 men and women at uShip,” said Chasen, who was also an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 finalist. “They really bring the uShip vision to life by empowering millions to ship anything, regardless of size and distance, through our online transport marketplace. And there’s such a tremendous group of Central Texas finalists this year – it’s a real honor to be among them.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
People and businesses use uShip because it’s easy and affordable to price, book, and ship everything from cars to cranes, freight to furniture, and households to horses—whether it’s going local or long distance. The uShip online transport marketplace has thousands of trusted, feedback-rated service providers of all kinds – large transport companies, small fleets, single-truck owners and even roadtrippers – that compete for business and offer extra cargo space at a discount. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” the real-life television series syndicated worldwide. Visit uShip for more information.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, Aventine Hill, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
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.
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