Austin, TX, June 10th – EY announced today that Amy Porter, CEO and Founder of AffiniPay, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Financial Technology category for the Central Texas region. This annual award is given to entrepreneurs who “have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.”
“This is a tremendous recognition for all of us at AffiniPay,” said Porter. “I’m so proud of the work we do, the team we’ve built, and the success of our partners.”
Porter is now in consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. The winner of this award will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala held in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 16, 2016. This gala also marks the final event of the annual EY Strategic Growth Forum®, which is the single largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America.
AffiniPay’s proprietary technology is the engine behind their popular LawPay and CPACharge solutions. These payment programs are designed specifically for attorneys and CPAs, respectively, and are used by more than 30,000 professional service firms and more than 50 professional partnerships, including the American Bar Association. AffiniPay also provides payment processing to associations for dues, donations, conference registrations, and more.
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award remains one of the country’s most prestigious business awards. It was established to help recognize the efforts of exceptional business leaders who create the services, programs, products, and technology that continue to push the global economy forward. Currently, the program operates in 145 cities and over 60 countries.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, CLS Partners, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
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