UWorld’s Founder Announced as Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award
Dr. Chandra Pemmasani earned accolades in the Southwest region for his work in building a company that has more than 90% market penetration in educational segments.
(DALLAS) July 22, 2020— EY announced that Dr. Chandra Pemmasani, founder and CEO of UWorld, a company trusted by more than 2 million students for high-stakes online learning tools, is one of the finalists of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award in the Southwest region. Widely considered as one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.
Pemmasani started UWorld from a university dorm room and now employs more than 350 people. The company has evolved into the leading force for medical and nursing education. Seven years after its launch, UWorld has achieved more than 90 percent market penetration in the educational segment and trains more than 120,000 medical students and residents annually.
According to Dr. Pemmasani, “The success of UWorld was built upon hard work, dedication, focus, and a passion for training future professionals in a variety of verticals well. We have made the learning process interactive, easy, and enjoyable, and have built an exceptional company with a solid foundation and outstanding products.”
Dr. Pemmasani was nominated to enter by Southwest region sponsor Colliers International and selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be virtually announced on Friday, October 2, 2020. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced during the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards virtual event in November 2020.
The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
To serve the online learning needs of more students in their career and educational aspirations, UWorld has recently acquired Themis Bar Review for law students, Roger CPA for accountants, and RxPrep for aspiring pharmacists. UWorld intends to grow to reach a wider span of students across multiple verticals. To learn more about UWorld’s online learning resources, visit UWorld.com.
UWorld is the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams. Since 2003, UWorld has helped millions of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students prepare for their exams. At the core of UWorld’s mission is an obsession with quality, so that students receive only the best in learning resources. Whether students are preparing for the ACT®, SAT®, CFA, CPA, Bar Exam, MCAT®, NCLEX®, PANCE/PANRE, NAPLEX®, MPJE®, CPJE, USMLE®, ABIM®, or ABFM®, UWorld ensures success by using active learning methods. With challenging practice questions that mirror the real tests and unrivaled explanations, students can efficiently and effectively prepare for every topic on their exams. To learn more, please visit UWorld.com.
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