Ernst & Young LLP has announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 Gulf South Award featuring 21 Austin entrepreneurs and 3 San Antonio entrepreneurs.

The Gulf South program honors 48 entrepreneurs from Central and South Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. An independent panel of judges selected the finalists based on “their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.”

“The finalists of this year are audacious entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact in their respective industries and communities” Anna Horndahl, Partner and Entrepreneur Of The Year Gulf South Program Co-Director, said in a news release.

EY will announce the regional award winners on June 13th. The winners will then be considered for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be presented in November.

The 2024 Gulf South finalists from the Austin area and San Antonio are:

Justin Fenchel, Bradley Schultz, and Aimy Steadman | BeatBox Beverages | Austin     

Katy Mimari | Caden Lane | Boerne, Texas       

Martin Keighley | CarbonFree | San Antonio     

Jeff Lee and Courtney Shields | DIBS Beauty | Austin         

Dr. Andrea Thomaz | Diligent Robotics | Austin 

Dean Drako | Eagle Eye Networks | Austin        

Mark Engels | ePayPolicy | Austin         

Erine Gray | FindHelp | Austin  

Andy Flanagan | Iris Telehealth | Austin

Beth San Segundo | OriGen Biomedical | Austin           

Charles Leddy | Presidian Hospitality | San Antonio       

Emerson Smith | Pushnami | Austin     

Robbins Schrader | SafeRide | San Antonio      

Dr. Lefteris Ntouanoglou | Schoox, LLC | Austin

Nicole Budworth | Senox Corporation | Austin  

Ted Ross | SpyCloud | Austin   

Tony Hartl | Undefeated Tribe Operating Company LLC | Austin 

Russell Diez-Canseco | Vital Farms | Austin      

Chris Brundrett | William Chris Wine Company | Hye, Texas     

Chris O’Dowd | WIN Reality | Austin     

Wayne Morton | Wind Energy Transmission | Austin