For the purpose of this category, Established Entrepreneur is defined as a person who organizes and operates an established business or group of businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
All BYAs Established Entrepreneur nominees must satisfy the following criteria:
Must be a founder of her business and must be a significant equity stakeholder in her business
Must be actively involved in running the business
Must have taken personal financial risks
The core business of the nominee has been in operation for more than 5 years
NOTE: If it is a family business, then the founders or initial owners are considered to be the Established Entrepreneurs unless the nominee has demonstrated assumption of significant risk and success in significantly “reinventing” the family business.