New York, NY | June 23, 2022– Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Cesar Carvalho, CEO & Co-Founder of Gympass was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Cesar based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Gympass is a corporate wellbeing platform that enables companies to improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of their employees by providing them access to the resources of Gympass’ 50,0000 fitness centers, 2,000 on-demand classes, 2,000 hours of meditation, weekly therapy sessions and hundreds of personal trainers. Cesar started Gympass out of São Paulo, Brazil, and has grown the business to an international level operating in 11 countries. Worldwide companies rely on Gympass’ unmatched variety, convenience, and flexibility to support their employees’ health and happiness.

“It’s a privilege to be named a winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region,” said Cesar. “It’s our mission to make wellbeing universal and to see our efforts recognized and to celebrate the impact this company is making on millions of lives, is an incredible honor. I am extremely proud of our team and the company we have built and look forward to continued growth.”

As a New York award winner, Cesar will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023. 

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as: 

  • Cherie Kloss of SnapNurse 
  • Saeju Jeong of Noom 
  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Daymond John of FUBU 
  • Sheila Mikhail of AskBio 

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank and SAP. In New York, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Services (DFIN), Marsh, ADP, DLA Piper, Empire Valuation Consultants, and Morgan Lewis.

 

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 winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

 

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About Gympass

Gympass is a corporate wellbeing platform that ignites and fuels every journey to feel good. We do this by reinventing wellbeing, making it universal, engaging and accessible. Worldwide companies rely on Gympass’ unmatched variety, convenience, and flexibility to support their employees’ health and happiness. With over 50,000 fitness partners, 1,300 on-demand classes, 2,000 hours of meditation, weekly 1:1 therapy sessions, and hundreds of personal trainers, Gympass supports every wellbeing journey. We partner with best-in-class wellbeing providers in multiple markets across North America, Latin America, and Europe.