CINCINNATI, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mahendra Vora, Founder and Executive Chairman of Vora Ventures, was recognized as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Ohio Valley program during a luncheon event held at the Cincinnati downtown Renaissance Hotel on May 18, 2017. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by Ernst & Young, 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. 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.
“I am so grateful and honored to receive this wonderful recognition amid such prestigious community leaders and inspirational entrepreneurs who are building incredible companies in the Greater Ohio Valley area,” said Mahendra Vora. “The entire portfolio of Vora companies continue to innovate and grow. We are excited about the many investments we have made and the thousands of jobs that have been created. We will continue our path of investing in leading-edge technology companies, developing meaningful infrastructure projects and forming strategic partnerships that will bring more jobs and prosperity to our city.”
Over past 10 years, Vora Ventures has formed multiple successful public-private partnerships, including with the City of Hamilton, City of Blue Ash and the City of Springdale, in acquiring large, unoccupied, commercial business complexes and converting them into world-class technology workplaces such as Vora Technology Park (Hamilton), Vora Innovation Center (Blue Ash) and Vora Solution Center (Springdale). These public/private partnerships have resulted in the creation of thousands of tech jobs in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio. Regional winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.
About Vora Ventures
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Vora Ventures is an MBE certified, privately held equity group that specializes in building innovative IT companies worldwide. Founded by industry veteran Mahendra Vora, the group portfolio consists of companies in the software, services and infrastructure solutions space. Vora Ventures provides resources, advice and state-of-the-art infrastructure to its portfolio companies, as well as management of financial and compliance systems, acquisition and recapitalization services, and strategic mergers.
Vora Ventures is currently a finalist for the 2017 Greater Cincinnati Healthiest Employers Award. The company was recently named in the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, a list of the top 100 privately held businesses in the greater Cincinnati area. In 2016 Vora Ventures was names the 2016 Top New Business Participant for its charitable work with the United Way of Cincinnati. In 2015, Vora Ventures was named the Technology Company of the Year by the Cincinnati Business Courier. More information at www.VoraVentures.com.
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