The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards event has been an iconic Kansas City tradition since 1985. Beyond its philanthropic cause, this event is a valuable forum where Kansas City CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, business legends, world-class faculty and students alike are able to mingle, discuss, and network. The event is delivered by the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (a governing board of volunteer community leaders), The event celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by honoring continued innovative and creative accomplishments, as well as connecting a generation of successful entrepreneurs with the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.
All proceeds from sponsorships and donations go directly to the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Bloch School is home to nationally and globally ranked programs, connecting students with a comprehensive combination of world-class research, renowned faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and experiential programs driven to deliver results and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.