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TiE x KPMG SEA Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The TiE  x KPMG SEA Entrepreneur of The Year Awards are a recognition of entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, who are the top business leaders from the South East Asia region. As a community of entrepreneurs at TiE, we understand the energy, drive and perseverance it takes for an entrepreneur to grow and scale a business.

Take the opportunity to participate and get assessed by an illustrious jury made up of top luminaries who are entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and KPMG in Singapore. The jury will review the nominations and select the winners based on defined judging criteria aligned with the mission of TiE.

The Awards will be presented at the prestigious Gala Dinner of the TiE Global Summit, the world’s largest entrepreneur forum, on 15 November 2023. The awards finalists and winners will have a unique opportunity to network with, and be recognized in front of leading entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials from across the world. 

Award Categories
Entrepreneur of the Year

Inspiring entrepreneurs who have contributed to the business success, delivering growth and business innovation with a vision that has transformed their industry

TiE x KPMG SEA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
(age below 35)

Young and aspiring entrepreneurs who have established and grown successful businesses, created an impact in the community and are an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs

TiE x KPMG SEA High 
Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Recognising purpose-led entrepreneurs who have made a measurable impact in their industry, the environment and or the community at large

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


  • CEO, Founder or Owner of a private or public company, who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company

  • In the role for at least three years prior to the application deadline

Business Achievements

  • Leads a company that has been operational for at least 3 years

  • Demonstrates high growth/ industry disruption/ major transformation/ high impact

  • ​Has a track record of success, in terms of adoption, revenue, growth, and profitabilityEmbraces innovation either in the product or service offerings or in the way the company is operated

Purpose and Impact

  • Creates a social impact with their ideas and initiatives

  • Has long term vision or sustained entrepreneurial spirit

  • Demonstrates a deep sense of purpose in their initiatives

  • Has supported or mentored peers or industry members to create a positive impact

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