Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Midwest Finalist

May 11, 2022

Spot is thrilled to announce that our co-founders, Andrew Elsener and Andy Schenck, have been named finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year award by Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Spot is being recognized among 34 visionary finalists in the Midwest.  


EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing business leaders for more than 35 years. EY believes that the Entrepreneur Of The Year program makes a difference by encouraging entrepreneurial activity and recognizing the contributions of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.  

 “We’re honored to be recognized among so many other remarkable business leaders in the Midwest,” said Andrew Elsener, Co-founder of Spot. “Entrepreneurs serve a vital role as leaders who can help shape a better future for us all, but our success as entrepreneurs directly reflects our employee’s hard work, strength, and dedication. I’m incredibly thankful for the team I have here at Spot.” 

The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and evaluated based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.  

“The 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists have shown us that ambition, courage, ingenuity, and empathy are key to driving change,” said Ram Ramanan, Midwest Program Director. “They have a mindset that drives them to strive for more and an unwavering commitment to their companies, customers, and communities.”  

Regional award winners will be announced on June 14, 2022. The National judges will then consider the winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November. 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 2023.  

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest program here and follow our journey on social media to the regional awards celebration!