iLumi Solutions CEO Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award Finalist in the Southwest Region

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Corey Egan, Founder & CEO of ilumi recognized for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship by EY.

iLumi Solutions, one of the fastest growing Internet of Things (IoT) networking companies, is pleased to announce Founder & CEO Corey Egan has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southwest region. Now in its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“As an entrepreneur, I am always focused on the path ahead, but this award is a welcome opportunity to reflect and recognize what our team has accomplished.” Egan continues, “I am honored and grateful to receive this recognition from EY and be included in the ranks with some amazing and thoughtful leaders within our community.”

Egan founded iLumi Solutions in 2011 with cofounder and classmate Swapnil Bora. The company originated from a winning Business Plan competition at UT Dallas during the two’s graduate studies in business. Since then, Egan has piloted ilumi from academic startup to an internationally recognized brand with retail placement in Best Buy, Home Depot, and Amazon stores. In 2014, Egan and cofounder Bora also received national attention when they appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and received an investment from Mark Cuban.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognizes business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18.

About iLumi Solutions
With the smartest and most robust Bluetooth mesh network technology on the market, iLumi Solutions provides an elegant, affordable solution for manufacturers looking to quickly and reliably bring connected IoT products to market. The company also provides smart lighting solutions under its consumer-facing ilumi brand, available for purchase at Best Buy. Founded in 2011, the company holds seven patents related to smart lighting, advances wireless networks and other related technologies. Featured on Shark Tank, where it secured the backing of Mark Cuban, the company was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies, and its ilumi smart bulb was named Best Bluetooth Product of 2016 by Bluetooth SIG. For more information, please visit ilumi solutions and ilumi.co.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. http://www.ey.com/eoy

About EY’s Growth Markets Network
EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at http://www.ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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