Entrepreneur Of The Year Celebrates Ambitious Entrepreneurs Building a Better World
AUSTIN, TEXAS — June 15, 2023 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced Growth Acceleration Partners CEO and Cofounder Joyce Durst was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Gulf South Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program is one of the preeminent, competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
Durst was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The finalists were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“Thank you to EY and the tremendous things they do for entrepreneurs — including for women and minorities in business — as their support to lift so many people up really makes a difference,” Durst said. “Being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster, especially with recent challenges such as Covid and recessions. You need a really strong team of people around you who say ‘I believe in where you’re trying to lead us, and I’ll take the risk with you.’ No matter how scary, we’ve done this together as a team, and I’ve been blessed to have the very best teammates at GAP any entrepreneur could ask to have.”
For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
As a Gulf South award winner, Durst is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 National Awards, which will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
About Growth Acceleration Partners
GAP is a strategic technology solutions partner that provides an exceptional experience in Digital Transformation and the Delivery of Software and Data solutions via our world-class consulting and engineering teams. By building strategic, long-term partnerships, we combine extensive domain knowledge with deep technical expertise to transform your objectives into data and software solutions that drive business outcomes.