The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Boston, Mass., May 3, 2016 – EY today announced that Jebbit CEO Tom Coburn is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the New England program. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Coburn was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23, 2016 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
“I’m excited to be an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year semifinalist. I’m incredibly proud of the work the Jebbit team has done and continues to do, which I believe is reflected in this honor,” Coburn said. “The semifinalists are a great, innovative group of entrepreneurs from a wide range of companies, demonstrating the power of Boston and New England as a startup hub.”
Jebbit’s platform uses interactive content to increase consumer engagement and conversion for brands and publishers. By creating a real-time content workflow, Jebbit can personalize a brand’s interaction with each individual in its audience, capturing data to better inform marketing efforts. Marketers confirm that the value of Jebbit is in the overall increase in conversion and data they acquire about customers, with an average campaign providing three to four new data points on a consumer.
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New England, sponsors also include fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True, Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation, Morgan Lewis, and T3 Advisors.
Jebbit is a venture-backed company offering a digital marketing platform that creates engaging micro-content, personalizing a brand’s interaction with each individual in its audience. Over time, our solution transforms the unique data we’ve captured into rich consumer profiles, which integrate with any marketing technology stack. Our customers like Dunkin’ Donuts, The Boston Globe, Tribune Media, and AutoNation value the unique data capture and increased conversions, ultimately boosting lifetime value. To learn more, visit www.jebbit.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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Published May 3, 2016