Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

A celebration of the most influential and successful entrepreneur alumns of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

2023 Award Winners
College of Saint Benedict Entrepreneur of the Year - Shannon Verly Wiger '04

Saint John's University Entrepreneur of the Year - Dusan Kosic '07

CSB and SJU Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Paul Williams '84

2023 EVENT SPONSORS 

VENTURE PARTNER SPONSOR 


Granite Logistics logo

INNOVATOR SPONSORS 

Granite Partners logo

Mike Urbanos & Rosann Fischer

DESIGNER SPONSORS 

Foster & Brever LLC

TREND SPOTTER SPONSORS 

Youth Frontier logo

Little Pepper Promotions logo
 

 


If you would like to submit names for consideration for next year's awards, send an email to Becca Brzezinski, RBRZEZINS001@CSBSJU.EDU.  Please include the person’s full name, their class year, and a paragraph indicating why you think this person should be considered. 

CSB Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognizes the achievements of a Bennie who best exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship by starting and/or successfully managing one or more businesses in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing Benedictine Values in the workplace and in their lives. 

SJU Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognizes the achievements of a Johnnie who best exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship by starting and/or successfully managing one or more businesses in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing Benedictine values in the workplace and in their lives.

CSB and SJU Social Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognizes the achievements and qualities of a Johnnie or Bennie who best exemplifies the ideals of social entrepreneurship by starting and/or successfully managing one or more ventures that enriches humanity or addresses a social issue in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing Benedictine values in the workplace and in their lives.