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How Ernst & Young is opening doors for new startups


Ernst & Young has announced the launch of its Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,  a new online platform that is designed to provide guidance to entrepreneurs and innovators on their ascent toward business growth, and of course, eventual success. The concept hinges on enabling fast-growing companies to connect to each other and share ideas proactively.

Ernst & Young, just in case you don’t know, is a professional service firm and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in the world. With seminal roots reaching as far back as 1849, Ernst & Young is one of the most established names in the business world, and the company’s Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is poised to offer that wealth of experience to a new generation of startup companies.

The new online platform showcases relevant entrepreneurial programs, conferences and forums from around the world and provides entrepreneurs with access to an extensive global network. The center also aims to help entrepreneurial companies with their future growth plans, as well as to provide such businesses with advice and direction related to funding.

Maria Pinelli, Global Strategic Growth Markets Leader at Ernst & Young, says, “As the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs and high-growth companies, we aim to bring together entrepreneurs and governments to guide and accelerate companies to market leadership and facilitate the connections that help businesses to grow.”

As many of us who have dared to startup a new business venture may know, it is easy to feel totally overwhelmed, and to not know where to turn for help. Ernst & Young are connecting new entrepreneurs with mentors, business leaders, and role models to help get started on the right track.

A key feature of the service is the schedule of events and programs designed to bring together world leading entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in forums that allow the seasoned pros to share ideas with the novices. Events are hosted around the world, from the United States to India and all points in between.

“Growth is hard to come by as businesses battle increased economic volatility, global power shifts, disruptive technology and new ways of working. Against this backdrop, only the most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses will continue to grow. By sharing our over 30 years of experience working with the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies, from startup, through emerging enterprises, to rapid growth and market leadership, we hope the center will be a valuable help to established and future entrepreneurs.”

Who can benefit from this innovative new program? The short answer is: anyone. And, that means you, Anthillians. If you’d like your startup to potentially be taken under the wing of perennially successful Ernst and Young, navigate your way to the company’s website.