EY Names BILT Co-Founders Finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year
3D App Developers Among Southwest Regional Honorees for 2023
GRAPEVINE, TX, April 20, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that BILT co-founders Nate Henderson and Ahmed Qureshi are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award finalists. Judges selected honorees for their transformative work building high-growth companies based on purpose, long-term value creation, and impact.
“We’re honored to be recognized alongside business leaders building a more sustainable and prosperous world,” says BILT Chairman & CEO Nate Henderson. “Our goal is to enrich lives and create wildly better customer experiences that are timesaving, confidence building, and memorable.”
BILT Incorporated was established in Texas in 2015. Their mission is to create an experience so empowering it transforms users — both DIY consumers and professional technicians — into loyal promoters of the brands they serve. Their goal is to enable users to be successful at even the most complicated tasks with 3D interactive Intelligent Instructions®. The app is available in ten languages and more than 170 countries.
Henderson and Qureshi grew up together in Saudi Arabia, attended Brigham Young University, and earned MBAs at The Thunderbird School of Global Management. They credit their “battle-hardened team” for the company’s success.
BILT won Best Home Software Product at the International Builders’ Show in February and the Pro Tool Innovation Award for Technology in 2022. The company has also been awarded several award contracts by the US Air Force.
“We appreciate the EY network of mentors and judges who work tirelessly to support us and the other finalists,” says BILT President & COO Ahmed Qureshi. “We’re thrilled to be included among the business leaders forging the future.”
Southwest regional award winners will be selected in June to advance to the national competition in November. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will vie for the world title against more than 60 international winners in June 2024.
National sponsors include Ernst & Young LLP, PNC Bank, N.A., SAP America, and the Kauffman Foundation. Regionally, Colliers International, Donnelly Financial Solutions, Haynes and Boone LLP, Roach Howard Smith & Barton, D CEO, and The Slate also sponsor the competition.