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EY Names AppDynamics Founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Semifinalist in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 6, 2015 – EY today announced that Jyoti Bansal, founder and CEO of AppDynamics, is a semi-finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 award in the Northern California region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Bansal was selected as a semifinalist from 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges; this is the second year in a row Bansal has been named a semifinalist. Winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11th at the Fairmont San Francisco.

"It is an honor to be recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award semifinalist, alongside a great roster of other entrepreneurs," Bansal said. “Since AppDynamics’ inception, we have focused on creating a positive company culture that encourages innovation among all of our employees. Even as we’ve grown, we’ve fostered a ‘startup within a startup’ mindset, so that everyone in our company maintains the entrepreneurial spirit that has brought us so far, so quickly.”

Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national overall award-winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Northern California, sponsors include King & Spalding, Merrill Datasite, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, SmartBusiness, SolomonEdwards.

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