EY Announces Rudy and Jena Larsen of Smart Rain as
Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award finalist in the Utah Region
Centerville Utah – March 5th 2018 – EY today announced that Rudy and Jena Larsen Founders of Smart Rain is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Awards in the Utah Region. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Rudy and Jena said how excited they both were to be among such an outstanding group of finalists. They also mentioned that this nomination was not because of them but because of their outstanding team that have helped build this business from 3 employees 10 years ago to almost 200 today. Rudy further commented “What our organization has now become is better than I could have ever imaged and its humbling to know that this isn’t because of me but because of our amazing leaders.”
Rudy and Jena Larsen were selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges Award winners will be announced at a special black tie Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Smart Rain
Smart Rain is a water management and technology business helping to conserve irrigation water. The company was started in 2012 with a goal to reduce the amount of fresh water that is used on irrigation systems. Since the company was started it has created its own hardware, firmware and software technologies and holds several patents on the process and systems in which it has invented.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In the Utah Region, local sponsors include CAPTRUST, Corporate Alliance, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, The Community Foundation of Utah, The Summit Group and Utah Business.