New York, NY, May 23, 2019 – EY announced that Jack Kokko, CEO and founder of AlphaSense is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 New York Awards. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Kokko was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
“As an entrepreneur and founder of AlphaSense, it is my personal mission to create transformative technology that efficiently gets knowledge workers to the insights they need to shape their businesses and win in their markets” said Jack Kokko, CEO and founder of AlphaSense. “It is an honor to have been named as a finalist for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year award from a prestigious organization like EY, further validating our dedication to providing unparalleled market intelligence to our clients across every sector of the economy, every day.”
Now in its 33rd 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include Marsh & McLennan, Empire Valuation Consultants, Kirkland & Ellis, SolomonEdwardsGroup and DLA Piper.
AlphaSense provides a revolutionary business insights platform for professionals. Our AI search engine seamlessly combines clients’ internal content with the world’s most valuable business and market information including broker research, call transcripts, company reports, news and trade journals. Seamlessly aggregating thousands of data sources, our groundbreaking semantic search engine captures variations in human language, accurately recognizing millions of business and financial terms and their synonyms, as well as companies, industries, topics and trends. Leveraging AlphaSense, corporations and financial firms make confident, quick decisions, enabling them to win in their markets. Used globally by more than 1,000 enterprise customers, AlphaSense is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Helsinki, India, and across the US.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. 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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