Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards celebrates the country’s most ambitious entrepreneurs and visionary leaders
WEBWIRE – Wednesday, November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023 (Austin, TX) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that Armir Harris, CEO and Founder of CharterUP, has been named a National Finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 National Award. The recognition highlights ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, high-growth businesses across the country.
Armir Harris stood out among 224 Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winners from 197 companies across the U.S., recognized for their remarkable commitment to fostering enduring value through their entrepreneurial drive, sense of purpose, growth and impact. Leveraging CharterUP’s mission, Harris is spearheading efforts to enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the charter service industry to benefit corporations, consumers, and operators alike.
“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized as a National Finalist alongside exceptional leaders across the country whose innovations are shaping our future,” said Armir Harris, Founder and CEO of CharterUP. “This recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to revolutionizing the charter services industry, made possible by the dedicated contributions of the entire CharterUP team who have brought this vision to life.”
This accolade highlights Harris’s leadership throughout his entrepreneurial journey and comes on the heels of CharterUP’s acknowledgment as #2 on Inc. 5000’s prestigious list of America’s fastest-growing private companies with 111,130% revenue growth over three years.
The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Harris’s vision and execution made him a driving force in his field, landing him a Gulf South Winner in June of this year and advancing him on to National consideration.
The National Award finalists were announced during a celebration held at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. They become lifetime members of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, continued access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by a wide array of EY resources.
CharterUP is the first fully integrated marketplace for bus charters in the U.S. Built for corporations, individual users, and operators; its platform removes the friction from reserving private group transportation by instantly connecting bookers to a virtual fleet of local bus operators. Its platform features a suite of capabilities that includes instant booking, real-time availability & tracking, and dynamic pricing via self-serve technology. Combined with its growing virtual fleet of over 4,000 fully integrated charters, CharterUP delivers unmatched accessibility, accountability, and transparency never seen before in the charter bus space. CharterUP earned the No. 2 spot on Inc. 5000’s 2023 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Founded by long-time charter bus entrepreneur Armir Harris in 2018, CharterUP is headquartered in Austin and Atlanta, and works with operators in dozens of local markets nationwide. For more information, visit charterup.com.
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 Award winners go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
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