EY Announces Scott Lien of GrandPad as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award Winner – Medical Alley Association

EY Announces Scott Lien of GrandPad as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award Winner

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 9, 2022) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Scott Lien of GrandPad was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected 

Scott Lien based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“We’re truly honored to have won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Our mission is to improve the lives of seniors everywhere by reconnecting them with their friends, family and caregivers. We hear stories every day about how powerful and life-changing these connections are, and we are immensely proud to bring families together in this way and help reduce loneliness and isolation,” said Scott Lien, CEO and Co-Founder of GrandPad. “This award is for the entire GrandPad team of more than 160 employees who work hard to delight every customer, every day.”

As a Heartland award winner, Scott Lien will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as: 

  • Cherie Kloss of SnapNurse 
  • Saeju Jeong of Noom 
  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Daymond John of FUBU 
  • Sheila Mikhail of AskBio 

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Heartland, sponsors also include Colliers International, Padilla, Salo LLC and Twin Cities Business.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year® 

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

About EY Private 

As Advisors to the ambitious™, EY Private professionals possess the experience and passion to support private businesses and their owners in unlocking the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private teams offer distinct insights born from the long EY history of working with business owners and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of private enterprises including private capital managers and investors and the portfolio businesses they fund, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Visit ey.com/us/private

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US.

About GrandPad

Based in Minneapolis, GrandPad is a digital health company that develops engagement solutions to improve the health and well-being of older adults by reconnecting them to families, friends, and caregivers through technology that is safe, reliable, and easy to use. The GrandPad purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75 — the first mobile device of its kind — addresses usability, security, and connectivity issues that are often roadblocks for integrating remote monitoring and telehealth into professional and familial caregiving settings. The company’s secure cloud platform with built-in LTE and web applications allows care teams and family members to engage remotely with older adults without depending on WiFi connectivity. GrandPad enables a variety of interactions, including video calls, sharing essential care-related emails and messages, and conducting multi-party video care conferences between family members and a patient’s continuum of caregivers. For professional caregivers, GrandPad offers connected device capabilities that support enhanced telehealth and remote monitoring services provided by a growing number of in-home healthcare organizations. To learn more, visit GrandPad.net or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @GrandPad_social.

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