The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in New England -- and we couldn't be happier to be a part of the action!
Last Thursday, June 28, Lovepop's Co-Founders Wombi Rose and John Wise enjoyed a magical evening celebrating all things entrepreneurship, and we're excited to share that they won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 New England Award in the "Emerging" category. The competition was fierce and we're humbled to have been recognized among such a stellar group New England-based startups.
In Wombi's words: "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is awesome! Lovepop's mission is to create a billion magical moments and I'm going to count this as one of those. It's for our team, for our investors, for everyone who's believed in us... This is very exciting and we're so very proud of this award. Thank you!"
While John and Wombi, being the gracious founders they are, credit this win to our team and everyone who's supported them, we want to take this moment to congratulate them on this well-deserved award and share a little more with you about what this honor means to them and to Lovepop.
About EY's Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
As the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing business leaders for more than 32 years.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the only competitive awards program in the world for entrepreneurs and leaders of high‑growth companies -- and boy, have we been growing. It's so great to see our fearless leaders rewarded for their commitment to their team and dedication to growing Lovepop here in Boston.
In past years, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation, and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. We're honored to have John and Wombi recognized among so many other notable business luminaries.
Next up, John and Wombi will have the opportunity to participate in EY's Strategic Growth Forum to help take Lovepop to the next level.
Congrats John and Wombi! Here's to you and this magical journey! 🎉