Isabell Ahlén Among Top 10 Finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Isabell Ahlén Among Top 10 Finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Hold on to your hats because we've got some incredible news! Our amazing CEO, Isabell Ahlén, is among the top ten finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Region Stockholm/Uppsala award. We are absolutely bursting with pride and excitement!

After an extensive nomination process and interviews, Isabell Ahlén is one of the entrepreneurs who made it. The regional final is set for November 24th, where she will compete for the chance to move on to the national final. This is a significant event, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Isabell!

EY Entrepreneur of The Year is among the world’s largest and most prestigious entrepreneur awards. The competition is organised in about 60 countries; this is the 28th time the Swedish edition is held. The nomination process is now complete, and nearly 500 nominations have been received from all over the country. After in-depth interviews with the entrepreneurs, ten finalists per region have been selected and will go on to regional finals in six cities in November.

“I am somewhat surprised but deeply grateful, of course. My first reaction when they called from EY was: ‘Now? But we have just started on our journey…’” – Says Isabell.

There are wars in many parts of the world, the earth is burning, and Sweden’s financial status is far from blossoming – what would you say to those hesitant to start a business in the current climate?

“If not now, then when? Go make a difference in this chaotic world. You can do it.”– continues Isabell.

In each region, the winners are selected by an external and independent jury of key figures from the regional business community and entrepreneurs who previously won the award. The jury reviews the ten finalists based on four criteria: influence, entrepreneurship, purpose, and growth.

In addition to the main prize, the following prizes will be awarded: Entrepreneurial Winning Women, Young Entrepreneurship of The Year, Best International Growth. All winners will attend the national final in Stockholm City Hall on 1 February 2024.
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About EY Entrepreneur of The Year

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world’s premier entrepreneur awards. The competition started in the US in 1986, and the honour was introduced in 1995 in Sweden. It is the first international award for entrepreneurs who build successful businesses with clear vision and leadership skills. The competition is organised at regional, national, and international levels in more than 140 cities in more than 60 countries—an independent jury judges on influence, purpose, and growth criteria. At Sweden’s regional and national finals, winners are also selected in the categories Entrepreneurial Winning Women, Young Entrepreneurship of The Year, and Best International Growth. The first entrepreneur to win the prestigious title in Sweden in 1995 was Karin Henriksson, then CEO of Hogia Institutet AB in Stenungssund. Winners over the years include entrepreneurs from companies such as Northvolt, Kopparbergs Bryggeri, Meda, Poolia, New Wave Group, Stadium, Klarna and Netonnet Group. For more information about the award, please visit