BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY has announced that Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the New England program. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Shipley was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23, 2016, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
“The quality and success of the companies that made it to the semifinals was impressive. EY’s overall vetting process is thorough and I’m sure it was very difficult for the finalist judges to eliminate anyone. Reaching the finals is encouraging to me because it confirms what I believe – that the Black Duck team is on the right track and we’re building a great company,” said Shipley.
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.
Founded and produced by EY, Entrepreneur Of The Year is nationally sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New England, sponsors also include Fama PR, Goodwin Procter, Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody LLP and The True Capital. Other sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis and T3 Advisors.
About Black Duck Software
Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to automate the processes of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.
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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