SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EY today announced that Patrick Maloney, founder and CEO of Inspire, a leading clean energy technology company, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in Greater Los Angeles for the Cleantech & Renewable Energy category. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Patrick was selected by a panel of independent judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie awards gala on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“Our team is relentlessly focused on accelerating the transition to clean energy and powering smarter homes,” said Maloney. “We believe that we can all do well by doing good, and it’s humbling to see EY support impact-driven innovation. I’d like to thank our Inspire Community; our investors, members, partners, and supporters who share our values, believe in our mission, and want to create a brighter energy future.”
Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
To learn more about the Greater Los Angeles program and 2018 winners, please go here.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. 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 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Launched in 2014, Inspire’s mission is to create a brighter energy future by simplifying consumer adoption of clean energy and smart home technologies. Disrupting the one-size-fits-all utility model, Inspire’s groundbreaking Smart Energy subscription seamlessly combines personalized clean energy plans with best-in-class smart devices. Using Inspire’s app, members control their smart homes from anywhere and select automated settings to use less energy while earning rewards. Inspire is dedicated to making it easy for everyone to have a smart, sustainable home. A Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet. It was featured in Fast Company and Mashable, and chosen as one of Fortune’s 50 Best Small Workplaces in 2017. Inspire products are available in select areas across the U.S. via helloinspire.com. The company is privately held, with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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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