Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Now Open for Nominations

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Jul 20, 2022


The nominations are open for the 2022 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. Michael Stull, the founder and executive producer of the Spirit of Entrepreneur Awards, states that the greatest businesspeople in Riverside and San Bernardino counties should be nominated for the area’s premier business honor. 

Key takeaways:

  • Mike Stull is looking for the best talent in the IE for his 2022 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. 
  • Nominations for 2022 awards are open, and people are requested to nominate the ones they think deserve the award. Only the best candidates will be selected. 
  • The success and hard work that nominees have exhibited is a humbling reminder of all possible when ingenuity and determination come together.

If you know someone who deserves the recognition, please nominate them here: https://www.spiritawardsie.com/easyNomination.php.

Spirit of The Entrepreneur Awards 2022

Nominate the Best Talent in IE

Anyone can participate in the process by recommending a deserving businessperson, becoming engaged as a sponsor, or showing up to the event.

Several categories, including Emerging Entrepreneur, Technology Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Family Business Entrepreneur, General Entrepreneur, and Lifetime Achievement, will award entrepreneurs again this year.

The chosen businesspeople will exemplify the “best of the best” in conquering challenges, holding fast to their ideals, taking chances, and persevering in the face of overwhelming difficulties. They represent a spirit that this magnificent nation is known for: the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Look Forward To 2022 Awards:

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur marks its 20th year this year! Join the awards ceremony on 17th November 2022 for a spectacular evening of inspiration and innovation as they honor Inland Southern California’s best business innovators at this black-tie event.

Why should you Nominate the Best Talent?

These awards are given to the best entrepreneurs around the Inland Empire. Mike Stull, the originator, wants to make sure that everyone helps him find the best talent in the IE and that they honor those who have made a significant contribution to the success of IE and the success of others.

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards aims to recognize and reward those who have excelled as innovators, risk-takers, and entrepreneurs. The awards are open to all individuals who have shown exceptional achievement in business, technology, and innovation, including entrepreneurs, start-ups, and emerging companies.

The grand evening will reward entrepreneurs who have taken on an entrepreneurial challenge with a clear path to success. They look for people who have overcome adversity and found success by innovating new ideas that make a difference in communities or worldwide.

History of Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards

The annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Program in the Inland Empire was established in 2003 by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino. The awards, which are now in their 18th year, are a passionate expression of the view that the Inland Empire community should recognize and reward the innovative, risk-taking, and business-building men and women who have made significant contributions to the region’s economy.

2021 Spirit of Entrepreneur Awards

Previously in 2021, we reported that the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) opened submissions for the 2021 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. The judge’s panel assessed the nominated entrepreneurs’ propensity for innovation, leadership, performance, character, and entrepreneurial mindset.

Wrap Up!

Nominations for the 2022 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards are now open. We hope you’ll take the time to peruse all the categories and nominees and cast your vote for your spirit of choice as you see fit. 


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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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