This week Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Katie Conovitz, CEO + Founder of twelveNYC was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 New York Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Founded by Katie Conovitz in 2005, twelveNYC is the premiere agency for the design and production of merchandise for the world’s most compelling brands. Woman-founded and led since 2005 with offices on three continents, twelveNYC is the premiere agency of custom merchandise and packaging for the world’s most compelling brands and were proud sponsors of the 2023 CEW Beauty Awards Product Demonstration Event.
“Through our unique end-to-end methodology, we dream, design, develop, and deliver thoughtful merchandise and packaging to make your brand stand out. Led by our agile teams across New York, Hong Kong, London, and Paris, we specialize in telling client’s stories through custom private label products, curated gifts-with-purchase, innovative packaging vehicles, and thoughtful branded promotional merchandise. We are proudly B Corp certified, women-owned, and passionate about design-driven moments that connect people with the brands they love. twelveNYC are also honorees of Inc5000 “Fastest-Growing Companies in America”, Financial Times’ and “The America’s Fastest Growing Companies”, and Crains New York Business “50 Fastest-Growing Companies in New York”.
Katie was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I’m driven by partnership, transformation, and the idea of endless possibilities,” said Conovitz. “twelveNYC was born of that fire and it’s still at our core.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 13th, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual 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 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.