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EY Announces John Berkowitz of OJO Labs as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Central Texas Award Winner

Ernst & Young announced that John Berkowitz, CEO and Founder of OJO Labs, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Central Texas Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Berkowitz was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 4, 2021.

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“It is an absolute honor to be named a 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner,” said Berkowitz. “OJO Labs has seen an incredible year of growth despite the headwinds of the pandemic. I’m hugely proud of the work that our team has done to scale the business while tackling inequity in the real estate industry; this recognition is a testament to the hard work of each and every member of the OJO Labs team, and to the lasting impact OJO Labs has on the world.”

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Berkowitz 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.

As a Central Texas award winner, Berkowitz is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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

  • Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
  • Saeju Jeong of Noom
  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • 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

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