Crain’s LA spotlights EOY Greater Los Angeles finalists and their Venice experience

Two EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Los Angeles finalist companies, inMarket and StackCommerce, sat down with Crain’s to share their unique experiences establishing headquarters in the eclectic and diverse LA neighborhood known as “Silicon Beach.” In 2011, Venice was known more for skateboards than startups and Snapchat. But, that year, Google leased 100,000 square feet of space in Venice to relocate from Santa Monica. Dollar Shave Club would soon begin shipping razors from a Venice garage.

 
“Venice brought us The Doors in the ’60s, and in the early 1900s Venice was like Disneyland. It’s always been a place for new things, entrepreneurs who are pushing forward, rulebreakers rather than rule followers,” said Todd Dipaola, CEO of inMarket. “That’s always attracted me to Venice.”

Read the full article: Venice’s laid-back vibes still draw startups to the beach (Crain’s LA)

Todd Dipaola, CEO of inMarket.

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

EY’s Scott Porter’s “If I Knew Then” featured in Crain’s

EY’s Scott Porter is a partner and the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director in Los Angeles. As an advisory partner, Scott Porter works with public and privately-held companies in the media, entertainment and technology sectors. In the latest “If I Knew Then” feature from Crain’s, Porter talks about the lesson that had the most impact on his professional life.

“Early on, I thought networking should happen overnight, and I didn’t really understand that those relationships take time. And time is my most valuable asset, as well as the most valuable asset of others. It’s not just me who is having to invest my time in getting to know somebody and building that relationship. I didn’t recognize that I was asking the other side to do the same thing—to invest their time, which is scarce, in building a relationship with me.”

Read the full article: If I Knew Then… Scott Porter (Crain’s)

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Built in LA highlights TaskUs as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winners in this week’s Tech Roundup

TaskUs, the leader in business processing outsourcing, was recently announced as a winner in the business services category at the 31st Annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards in the Greater Los Angeles region. Winners were announced in a black-tie event on June 15th at the Beverly Hilton.

“It’s been an honor to be recognized among so many of LA’s inspiring business leaders,” said Jaspar Weir, Co-Founder and President of TaskUs. “Our vision was to bring the appeal and opportunity associated with tech companies to the backend staff. This award solidifies our belief that businesses will do good by doing good.”

Read the full article: Tech roundup: EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners announced and more. (Built in LA)

Calling All Entrepreneurs | eNews from OWC

The Grammys are over but the major business awards are just getting started. The most prestigious of all business awards is “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.” Now in its 31st year, Entrepreneur Of The Year honors successful entrepreneurs in more than 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment.

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Since its inception, the program has recognized more than 9,000 executives who were estimated to have created over 14 million jobs in 2015 alone, based on the recently released Harvard Business Review report “The Entrepreneur’s Purpose.”

Here are just a few of the benefits that past participants shared:

One of the truly great aspects of the program is its inclusiveness: Anyone can nominate anyone. Many of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year participants are nominated by proud colleagues, their vendors or admirers who think recognition is due. Self-nominations are even welcome. Learn more or submit a nomination today. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Full disclosure: Olmstead Williams Communications is a very proud sponsor for Entrepreneur Of The Year. But, that’s not the only reason we love the program. In fact, we’re big proponents of many top award programs. They’re one of the least expensive ways to raise your company’s profile and generate news.

From the Inc. “30 Under 30” and Fast Company’s “Innovation By Design Awards” to industry specific honors such as the “M&A Advisor Awards,” there is an awards program that will help drive your business forward.

Check out this chart of top award programs. We’re always here to brainstorm about these and other programs.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients in Greater Los Angeles as revealed last year. The deadline for applications this year is Friday, March 10, 2017. Learn more or submit a nomination today.

February 15th, 2017|Categories: eNewsletter|Tags: , , , , , |