Hubb’s Allie Magyar Selected for Competitive EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2019
VANCOUVER, WA – November 14, 2019 — EY announced today that Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb, a cutting-edge event management platform, was chosen as one of the 13 women founders selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America Class of 2019. The program, in its 12th year, identifies ambitious women entrepreneurs who are leading thriving organizations and provides the access, advisors and resources needed to scale their companies to their full potential and ultimately become leading market innovators. Program engagement offers participants executive education and introductions to the vast EY global entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the Entrepreneurial Winning Women community worldwide.
“I’m humbled and honored to join such an incredible group of women and to be recognized by EY for my efforts in helping Hubb become one of the fastest growing companies in the Portland metro area. I’m grateful for the recognition and support of EY as our company continues help event professionals tame the chaos of event management through automation and intelligent event analytics,” said Allie Magyar.
This year’s class of women-led high-growth companies across the US and Canada span a variety of industries, with a particularly strong showing in the technology sector, including three innovating in FinTech. More than one-third of the companies are tech-focused, with offerings ranging from innovative and money-saving payment solutions for SMEs to patented textile technology designed to cool the wearer in minutes. Additional sectors include diverse and inclusive beauty products, clean energy financing, nutrition-driven food production and innovative health and wellness products. The judging panel for the Class of 2019 consisted of Beth Ferreira, General Partner of FirstMark Capital; David Liu, Co-founder of XO Group, Inc. (formerly The Knot, Inc.); Nicole Smith, Founder and CEO of Flytographer; and Naomi Whittel, Founder & CEO of Naomi Whittel Brands.
“Acceptance into the Entrepreneurial Winning Women program is a testament to these founders’ drive, grit and vision,” said Lisa Schiffman, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Global Program Lead and a Director with Ernst & Young LLP. “EY is delighted to once again have the opportunity to offer critical resources, guidance and community so these women founders can more readily scale their businesses beyond what they may have initially thought possible.”
The North America program targets women business owners who are founding CEOs of any US or Canadian privately held company less than 10 years old. Company revenues typically range from at least $2m to as much as $30m annually.
This year’s class convened for the first time at a two-day orientation in New York City this September. The entrepreneurs took part in educational sessions including pitch coaching, TRACOM Social Styles® and building a public profile. On an ongoing basis, Entrepreneurial Winning Women take part in additional workshops, conferences and training sessions; become part of the EY global community of more than 500 Entrepreneurial Winning Women on every continent; and forge connections to a vast community of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ alumni throughout the world.
“As advisors to the ambitious, we feel privileged to be a part of these founders’ business journeys,” said Lee Henderson, EY Americas Growth Markets Leader. “The program underscores EY’s continued commitment to foster the success of women entrepreneurs and reinforce their positive impact on the global economy.”
The Class of 2019 will be officially recognized during the Strategic Growth Forum® US November 13-17, 2019, in Palm Springs, California. Founded and produced by EY, the Forum is the country’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, bringing together more than 2,000 of the nation’s top executives, entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and other business leaders.
As founder and CEO of Hubb Allie combines her real-world experience in marketing, sales, partner relationship building, and show production with a strong vision for the technology-enabled future of event management. Allie is CMP certified, a board member for TAO (Technology Association of Oregon), a member of Vistage, a two-time Inc. 5000 award winner, and was listed on 2017 Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She was named a 2017 Top Woman Entrepreneur by Smart Meetings Magazine and, in 2018 was an EY Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. In 2019 she was named to the Smart Women in Meetings Hall of Fame by Smart Meetings, as was as a finalist for Entrepreneurial Achievement at the OEN (Oregon Entrepreneurs Network) Tom Holce Awards.
Hubb is event management technology for the meetings and events industry. By collecting, managing and marketing event content more efficiently, Hubb powers impactful, personalized attendee experiences. Our platform streamlines event management, highlights profitable insights and improves meeting and event ROI. Through meetings automation, Hubb helps enterprises drive business growth. Hubb’s cloud-based software platform is built from the ground up by event-management veterans and is designed to support the meetings and content needs for the entire event portfolio. Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA. For more information, visit www.hubb.me.