UWorld Founder & CEO Recognized as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 National Finalist

UWorld Founder & CEO Recognized as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 National Finalist

Dr. Chandra Pemmasani was honored by one of the preeminent competitive business awards for leaders of high-growth companies

DALLAS (Nov. 20, 2020)UWorld, the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams, today announced that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chandra Pemmasani, was selected as a national finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 award. Of the 800 nominees, 200+ regional finalists, and approximately 100 regional winners, Dr. Pemmasani was named one of 35 national finalists in his first year being nominated for the award, and was selected as winner of the Southwest region this fall.

Widely considered as one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 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. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. 

“I am honored to participate in the process and to be recognized among so many talented and innovative leaders,” said Dr. Pemmasani. “As a leader in developing online learning tools, I knew that UWorld had an excellent story to tell—especially during this time of disrupted in-person education—but the recognition on a national level is both humbling and a positive reflection of the passion that our employees put into making quality products and making UWorld a great place to work.”

Dr. Pemassani founded UWorld out of his dorm room while he was completing his medical residency. The company creates online learning resources for a wide range of high-stakes exams, from Advanced Placement and college entrance to nursing, medical, legal, and accounting. Every UWorld question bank comes with detailed explanations of each answer to help students not only reach their target score, but master the skills they need to succeed in their careers. 

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation, and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities. This year, Dr. Pemmasani will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries—all supported by vast EY resources.

To learn more about UWorld’s online learning resources, visit UWorld.com.

About UWorld

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®, College Board®, AP®, CFA, CPA, MBE®, MCAT®, NAPLEX®/MPJE®/CPJE®, NCLEX®, PANCE/PANRE, 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.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. Southwest Region sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, Donnelly Financial Solutions, PNC Bank, Marquee Events, RHSB, Smith, Frank & Partners, and D CEO Magazine.

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

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