ANNOUNCEMENT  |  Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Chandra Pemmasani a Winner: EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 Award

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EY Announces UWorld’s Founder and CEO as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southwest Award Winner

Dr. Chandra Pemmasani was awarded by one of the preeminent competitive business awards for leaders of high-growth companies

DALLAS (October 14, 2020) ─UWorld today announced that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chandra Pemmasani, was selected as a winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Southwest Region Award. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The Southwest program celebrates entrepreneurs from North Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Wichita, Kansas. 

Dr. Pemmasani has been recognized as an unstoppable entrepreneurial leader transforming our world. He was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders. Southwest award winners were unveiled during the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on October 7th, 2020.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by EY as the entire process was thoughtfully created and rigorously executed,” said Dr. Pemmasani. “My team and I have worked hard to build UWorld, and it’s a powerful validation of our efforts to be recognized among the other leaders who’ve won this award.” 

Dr. Pemassani founded UWorld out of his dorm room while he was completing his medical residency. UWorld creates online test preparation resources that help students succeed on their high-stakes exams. Whether students are taking a graduate, college prep, nursing, medical, legal, or accounting exam, UWorld creates the highest-quality educational content in the market. 

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Dr. Pemmasani will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries—all supported by vast EY resources.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Daymond John of Fubu 

As a Southwest award winner, Dr. Pemmasani is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year’s virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

About UWorld

UWorld is the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams. Since 2003, UWorld has helped millions of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students prepare for their exams. At the core of UWorld's mission is an obsession with quality so that students receive only the best in learning resources. Whether students are preparing for the ACT®, SAT®, CFA, CPA, MBE®, MCAT®, NAPLEX®/MPJE®/CPJE®, NCLEX®, PANCE/PANRE, USMLE®, ABIM®, or ABFM®, UWorld ensures success by using active learning methods. With challenging practice questions that mirror the real tests and unrivaled explanations, students can efficiently and effectively prepare for every topic on their exams. To learn more, please visit UWorld.com.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. Southwest Region sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, Donnelly Financial Solutions, PNC Bank, Marquee Events, RHSB, Smith, Frank & Partners, and D CEO Magazine.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

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