EY Announces Phunware’s Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Alan S. Knitowski is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award Finalist in Central Texas

Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities

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Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2014

EY today announced that Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Alan S. Knitowski of Phunware is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Central Texas. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Alan was selected as a finalist from nearly 40 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Austin Hilton.

“It is both extremely humbling and an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Phunware. “I am enormously proud that this award also acknowledges the tireless efforts of the entire ‘Phunware Phamily’ in pioneering the world’s first-ever multiscreen cloud platform. To be considered for this distinguished honor is a testament to Phunware’s innovation, success and leadership in the global multiscreen ecosystem.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Central Texas, sponsors include BBVA Compass, ADP, the Tingari Silverton Foundation, Bridgepoint Consulting and the Austin Business Journal.

About Phunware
Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide. Phunware, The Software of Things™, has introduced category-defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced connected devices for the world’s most respected brands and develops next-generation technologies and solutions that transform how the world interacts with and uses these connected devices. The company has a 4 year percentage growth of 17,824% and is ranked # 36 on the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies, # 40 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and # 1 on Austin Business Journal’s Fast50 list for Central Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.phunware.com and follow us on Twitter @phunware.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
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