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EY Announces Ling Chai Maginn of Jenzabar as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 New England Award Finalist

Celebrating the 35th Class of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs Who Transform New England and Beyond


Boston, MA – July 16, 2021 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jenzabar President, CEO, and Founder Ling Chai Maginn was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New England Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.

Ling was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 28 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

“It’s an amazing program that Ernst & Young has put together to celebrate entrepreneurship, the driving force in the American economy that provides jobs for so many American families,” said Ling Chai Maginn. “I’m proud to be a finalist, celebrating this journey with my fellow entrepreneurs. This recognition helps me further pursue the three goals that I have in life: freedom for China, freedom for women, and education for all. Founding Jenzabar and leading its success has allowed me to pursue all three goals to my fullest capabilities.”

Jenzabar helps higher education institutions and students achieve success by delivering technology such as student information systems, enterprise resource planning systems, chatbots, and financial aid management systems that create a better and more rewarding learning experience. Jenzabar’s mission is to explore, build, and invest in innovative and disruptive technologies and services to empower and transform higher education so that everyone, everywhere can achieve greatness at home, at work, and in the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2022.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America. 


In New England, sponsors also include


Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., PNC, fama PR, T3 Advisors, Nixon Peabody, LLP, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

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

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About Jenzabar

Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. Over 1,350 higher educational campuses harness Jenzabar solutions for improved performance across campus and a more personalized and connected experience for the student. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com or on Twitter @Jenzabar or LinkedIn.

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