The Awards

The EOY Awards traditionally fall into four categories:

International Entrepreneur of the Year

This award honors an innovator whose organization has reached a national or global level. Past organizations represented include Home Depot, Kate Spade New York, eBay, USA Today and Best Buy.

Regional Entrepreneur of the Year

This award honors a successful innovator whose organization was founded, or is headquartered in, the Kansas City region. Past organizations represented include Boulevard Brewing Company, Cerner Corporation, AMC Entertainment, Applebee's and KC Masterpiece.

Marion and John Kreamer Award for Social Entrepreneurship

This award honors individuals or foundations that has been active in giving back to the community and making a difference for the city or region. Honorees have included the Regnier Family Foundation, Julia Irene Kauffman, Beth Smith, Barnett and Shirley Helzberg, and the Hall family.

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

This award honors an entrepreneurship student who has successfully developed and launched a business, product or venture.

Click here to view all past honorees

2014 Event Information

RSVP and info e-mail:

Event Format

Honorary Dinner Chairs:
Brenda Tinnen

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm Kansas City Convention Center, Student Venture Showcase and Networking

7:00 pm Dinner and Awards Program

Attire: Dress is Business Attire

Parking: Complimentary Parking Available in Barney Allis Garage with validation

Private Kickoff Reception for Sponsors & Award Recipients:
Coming soon!


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Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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