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Incipio Technologies, President Andy Fathollahi Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Award Semi-Finalist in Orange County


IRVINE, CA -MARCH 12TH, 2011. Incipio today announced that President, Andy Fathollahi is a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Award in Orange County. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Andy Fathollahi was selected as a semi-finalist from nearly 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach.

“It is a tremendous honor to be nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and staff here at Incipio,” stated Andy Fathollahi.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 140 cities and over 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, and is held from November 9-13, 2011.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Orange County, sponsors include:


Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth
Union Bank


Quality Systems, Inc.
Strategic Equity Group


Orange County Business Journal
Hilary Kaye Associates
Scherzer International
RR Donnelly

About Incipio: Continually fusing fashion with function, Incipio was established in 1999 by a group of gadget-obsessed designers; Incipio was founded upon the premise that quality and value should go hand in hand. Incipio’s primary focus is to deliver exceptional products through superior engineering. The company’s credo--The Art of Protection--signifies the delicate balance of style and creativity while delivering unparalleled protection and function. Incipio’s product line includes iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, and laptop accessories. The company’s commitment to provide innovative products at the highest level of craftsmanship combined with maintaining an affordable price makes it a leader in this industry. Incipio’s team members challenge themselves to develop the highest quality accessories by continuously seeking opportunities to improve and enhance the user experience. Incipio products are available directly online and in dozens of countries around the globe with distributors and retailers in the US, Canada, Asia, UK, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Incipio Technologies, Inc is a privately held firm based out of Irvine CA., with offices in Asia.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.



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