Harrisvaccines Founder and CEO named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalist

Apr 29, 2015

Ames, Iowa – EY this week announced that Founder and CEO, Hank Harris, of Harrisvaccines is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Upper Midwest.  The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Dr. Harris was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.

Founded in 2005 in Ames, Iowa, Harrisvaccines is revolutionizing the world’s animal vaccine industry by providing livestock and companion animal vaccines more quickly, safely, and flexibly than any other brand. Harrisvaccines’ SirraVaxSM RNA Particle (RP) Platform is unlike any other in existence today, using the genetic sequence of a virus, submitted electronically, to create a vaccine. This technology allows Harrisvaccines to develop strain-specific vaccines in just a matter of weeks, allowing for rapid response to disease outbreaks. In 2014 Harrisvaccines was able to do just that, becoming the first company in the nation to receive USDA conditional licensure for their PEDv vaccine.

“I am honored to be a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. I take great pride in Harrisvaccines and the exceptional successes our company has experienced over the past 10 years,” said Hank Harris.  “A sincere congratulations to my fellow finalists.”

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

Source: Harrisvaccines

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