Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Matanya Horowitz, founder and CEO of AMP Robotics Corp., an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mountain Desert Region Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Horowitz was selected by an independent panel of judges; the award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans.

“It’s both exciting and humbling to be recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year. I see it not as a personal victory but an achievement on behalf of the company as a whole because my accomplishments are just part of AMP’s trajectory,” said Horowitz. “Our application of AI and automation is helping to positively shift the economics of the industry and make recycling the most cost-effective, sustainable form of materials management. This award brings more awareness to the way technology is modernizing and expanding recycling infrastructure, validating the path we’re on and the possibility of ongoing progress in the face of seemingly intractable challenges.”

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage, and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks

  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.

  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

  • James Park of Fitbit

  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

  • Saeju Jeong of Noom

  • David Barnett of PopSockets

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

  • Robert Katz of Vail Resorts

  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix

The Denver Business Journal published a special section profiling the Mountain Desert winners and finalists. As a Mountain Desert Region award winner, Horowitz is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November. Grist included Horowitz on its 2021 list of 50 Fixers working on solutions to the planet’s biggest problems and helping to build a more sustainable world. Fast Company named AMP’s AI platform a finalist for its 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. For two consecutive years, AMP made the Forbes AI 50 and CB Insights AI 100.

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