Southeast Award Finalist

EY Announces Jane Zhang of Star EV Corporation as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award Finalist

Greenville SC, May 23, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Jane Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO of Star EV Corporation, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 37thyear, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

“Being named among the Southeast region finalists for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2023 Award is such an honor, not just for me, but as a reflection of the accomplishments our entire STAR team has been able to achieve. The positive culture we focus on creating and maintaining, and the ways we’ve been able to face – and overcome – obstacles, from the pandemic to global market uncertainties to supply chain fluctuations,” said Jane.“Receiving this very public, prestigious recognition from EY is an exciting affirmation of our outstanding efforts.”

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, STAR EV Corporation produces and delivers well-engineered, high-performance, zero-emission off-road and low-speed electric vehicles that promise “an unforgettable driving experience.” Its customer-centric approach has generated record growth and has attracted a worldwide network of authorized dealers.

Star EV is an offroad, low-speed electrical vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Thecompany designs and produces well-engineered, high-performance, zero- emission offroad and low-speed electricvehicles that deliver an exceptional driving experience.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 22 during a special celebration. The winners will then beconsidered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2024.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US sinceits inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.



Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Southeast, sponsors also include regional Platinum sponsors, Cresa Global, Inc., Marsh McLennan and Vaco, LLC, regional Gold sponsor, King & Spalding LLP, and regional Silver sponsor, ADP, LLC.


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