PRLog - April 13, 2012 - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Finalists will be named in May, with awards being presented at a special gala on June 2nd at the Fairmont San Francisco.
Akraya CEO, Amar Panchal is a E&Y semifinalist
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Northern California sponsors include ManpowerGroup, The Big Picture, Smart Business Network, Inc., ADP, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, Orrick and Barney & Barney.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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About Akraya, Inc.
Akraya, Inc. is a multiple award-winning, fast growing provider of Staffing and Consulting services with a focus on IT, Engineering, Creative and Marketing talent. Akraya has extensive experience supporting enterprise clients as well as hot emerging start-ups. Founded in 2001, Akraya is a woman-owned and minority-owned certified business and also a certified Bay Area Green Business. From contingent staffing to permanent placement, managed services or managed projects, Akraya’s tailor-made solutions suit every aspect of the client’s needs and budget. The company has won 20+ prestigious national and local awards in recent years and was named the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. For more information please visit http://www.akraya.com