October 13, 2017 |

2018 Pizza Today Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

By Pizza Today

young entrepreneur of the year

In recognition of the tremendous talent and drive a new generation of entrepreneurs is bringing to the industry, Pizza Today and Pizza Expo are conducting a nationwide search for the best and brightest pizzeria owner-operators who are under 40 years of age.

We’re seeking nominations of pizza entrepreneurs who have been in business at least two years and can point to outstanding accomplishments and valuable community involvement during their evolving careers. Nominations will be evaluated by Pizza Today’s editors and the staff of Pizza Expo, and three finalists for Young Entrepreneur of the Year will be named. The finalists will receive an expenses-paid trip to Pizza Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, where they will each give a 15-minute talk about their companies and business philosophies. Expo attendees in the audience will then vote on the spot for the award’s winner.

We encourage all pizza entrepreneurs who qualify to fill out this form and submit a video to be considered for the award.

Before you submit the form below, upload your video to the Internet (Youtube, Vimeo, your site or your social to share the link with us). Video submission should include you in front of the camera and be filmed at your pizzeria. (Give us a tour of the pizzeria.) The video should answer the questions listed at the bottom of the form.


Want to nominate a young pizzeria owner/operator?

E-mail ballar@pizzatoday.com and tell us who you are nominating, his or her pizzeria, location and contact information including phone and e-mail.


Submissions must be received by Friday, December 15, 2017.

By completing this form, you acknowledge that you are an owner and operator of a pizzeria. If selected as a one of three finalists, you will receive an expense-paid trip to International Pizza Expo 2018 (March 20-22) to give a 15-minute talk about your company and your business philosophies.


2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Application Form

2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Application Form

Remember, Video Submission should include you in front of the camera and be filmed at your pizzeria. (Give us a tour of the pizzeria.) Submissions should be no longer than four minutes in duration.
The video should answer the following questions:
• What is your name?
• How old are you?
• What is your pizzeria’s name and location (City, State)?
• What is your pizzeria’s brand and how do you market your pizzeria?
• What community outreach initiatives do you organize?
• How has your company grown during the past 12 months and what are your future growth plans?
• Why should you be honored as Pizza Today’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year?

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