Emerging Entrepreneur Eligibility

Businesswoman of the Year Awards


For the purpose of this category, “Emerging Entrepreneur” is defined as a person who organizes and operates an emerging business or group of businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. All BYA Emerging Business Entrepreneur nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

    • Must be a founder of her business and must be a significant equity stakeholder in her business
    • The business has been in operation for less than 5 years
    • Must be actively involved in running the business

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