MID-ATLANTIC, August 3, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Nick Culbertson, CEO and Co-Founder of Protenus was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mid-Atlantic 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. Nick was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 3, 2021.
"It is a huge honor to be recognized among this group of intelligent, compassion-driven entrepreneurs, " he said. "I am immensely grateful for my team members and mentors, who at every step of the way have been instrumental in shaping my leadership abilities and the success of Protenus, and I am excited to leverage this success to continue making a positive impact on our community."
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. Nick 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 Mid-Atlantic award winner, Nick 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.
Protenus uses artificial intelligence to reduce risk and save resources for the nation’s leading health systems. Compliance analytics provide healthcare leaders full insight into how health data is being used, and alerts privacy, pharmacy and compliance teams to inappropriate activity that put patients and their data at risk. For two consecutive years, Protenus was named one of Forbes’ Best Startup Employers and one of CBInsights Digital Health 150. Protenus was also named the 2020 and 2019 KLAS Category Leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring. Protenus was named one of The Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for four straight years, one of the Best Places to Work in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. Protenus was also recognized as a “Cool Vendor” in Healthcare Artificial Intelligence by Gartner, Inc. Learn more at Protenus.com and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepeneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy