EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with Revolve owners (audio)

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Mike Karanikolas and Michael Mente, Co-Owners & Co-CEOs of REVOLVE talk with Frank Mottek about their entrepreneur journey and their target market in this clip.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with David Allerby (audio)

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

David Allerby, Co-Founder & CEO of 24Hr HomeCare, talks with Frank Mottek about team work and disrupting the market with superb customer service.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with Harrison Tang (audio)

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Harrison Tang, CEO and co-founder of Spokeo, talks with Frank Mottek about his entrepreneurship spirit and getting started in the tech world in this clip from the broadcast.

Locket to ward off attackers wins Sanchez EY Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship

EYErnst & Young awarded Crystal Sanchez, 18, with the EY Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for her business idea, Guardian Locket — a security device masked as a necklace to help protect women against sexual assault.

Sanchez’s device uses a mobile processing chip similar to those found in cellphones and allows a user to click a button in the back of the locket to activate a fake call to the wearer’s phone to ward off potential predators. Two clicks sends the user’s location to local police and loved ones.

She was selected as the top Regional Youth Entrepreneur out of a pool of 2,000 young entrepreneurs who competed in the EY-sponsored Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program Regional Challenge in Los Angeles.

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Safety Device Helps Student Secure Future PDF (Los Angeles Business Journal)

Two Indian American executives honored as EY Entrepreneur of the Year Northern California winners

EYJayshree Ullal and Dheeraj Pandey, both Indian Americans, were among the nine honoreees at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Northern California region gala held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco June 12, reports Richard Springer of India West.

“The Indian American community was well represented by four finalists in this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Northern California, and two of them became winners,” said Ernie Cortes, program director, EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards program in Northern California. “We congratulate all of the nominees and winners for making this year one of the most competitive EY Entrepreneur of the Year programs we’ve ever had.”

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Two Indian American Execs Win EY Entrepreneur Awards (India West)

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with John Kilroy (audio)

This is the third in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

John Kilroy, Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of Kilroy Realty Corporation speaks about the changing Hollywood skyline and changes along California with Frank Mottek in this clip from the broadcast.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with Chris DeWolfe (audio)

This is the second in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Chris DeWolfe, social media pioneer and CEO of SGN talks social media, mobile games trends and the transformation of mobile games into virtual reality with Frank Mottek in this clip from the broadcast.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with April Spencer (audio)

This is the first in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

April Spencer, partner at EY and co-director of the program in LA, discusses the awards with Frank Mottek in this clip from the broadcast.

From MySpace to EY Entrepreneur of the Year

EOY Winners-0519Chris DeWolfe moved on from MySpace and co-founded SGN (Social Gaming Network), home to such popular mobile games as “Cookie Jam” and “Panda Pop.” Tuesday night at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, he won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for greater Los Angeles and shared his thoughts on rising from the ashes.

“One thing I learned at MySpace is definitely to keep a keen focus on what you’re doing, which I didn’t necessarily think that we did there,” DeWolfe said in an interview with L.A. Biz. “Social networks everyone wants to essentially find their friends, share their favorite stuff and communicate with them, and you should always be focusing on those features. We got wrapped up in a lot of other things, and so we would hire a lot of different folks to work on those other projects, so we were more a mile wide and an inch deep.”

“So during my SGN time, we’ve had an extra focus to be a mile deep and not quite so wide and so things in much small teams and have much more of a filter as it relates to hiring people that fit into our culture.”

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From the ashes of MySpace, SGN rises at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Youth Entrepreneur to be honored at the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year 2015 Awards Gala

EYCrystal Sanchez, recent Environmental Charter High School graduate will be honored at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Awards Gala with a $1,000 scholarship from the firm for her efforts researching and creating a product called Guardian Locket, which adds a line of defense to help prevent sexual assault. EY has partnered with NFTE since 2009 to honor the youngest entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles area.

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Lawndale student awarded first place in entrepreneurship competition